Sheriff Mike Downey and the members of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank Deputy Coroner Roy Horton for his 20 years of service to the citizens of Humboldt County. Roy began his career with the City of Arcata in 1993 as a reserve Police Officer and was hired by the Humboldt County Coroner’s Office as a Deputy Coroner in 1996. During his time with the Coroner’s Office, Roy became a field training officer, a lifetime member of the California State Coroner’s Association, and member of the Humboldt County Child Death Review Team. Roy was an educator as well, teaching drug and alcohol education classes at local high schools and elementary schools, and Coroner Investigations at the College of the Redwoods Police Academy, which he will continue to do after retirement.
Sheriff Mike Downey, the Humboldt County Supervisors, and the staff of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office wish Roy and his family a long, productive, well deserved retirement.