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Sheriff Downey is pleased to announce a new Measure Z deputy position assigned to the Garberville Station! This new deputy position is in addition to the regular assigned deputies for the Garberville Station, and is not filling a vacancy. The deputy assigned to this position is Foy Melendy. Deputy Melendy was hired using Measure Z funding in December 2015 as a Deputy Recruit. The Sheriff’s Office sponsored him to attend the 117th College of the Redwoods Police Academy, where he graduated on June 16, 2016. Deputy Melendy was promoted to Deputy Sheriff on June 19th and began the 18 week Field Training Program. Deputy Melendy successfully completed the FTO program on October 19th. He began his first day as a solo deputy on October 24th, where he was assigned to the Garberville Station. Deputy Melendy works from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., supplementing the deputies currently on duty. When you see Deputy Melendy patrolling, please take a moment to introduce yourself and say hello. Mike Downey Sheriff