The Sheriff’s Office’s new court services deputy sheriff is a familiar face in Humboldt County.
Today Sheriff William Honsal swore in Deputy Sheriff Ron Sligh. Sligh is an Arcata native and a Humboldt State University graduate. He served in the United States Air Force prior to beginning a career in law enforcement. Sligh began working for the City of Arcata in 1990 and became a police officer with the Arcata Police Department in 1994. During that time, he remained in the United States Air Force reserve, later joining the United States Coast Guard reserve.
Sligh retired from the military in 2015 after 29 years of service. He then retired from the City of Arcata as a Sergeant in December of 2017 after 27 years of service.
In his new position with the Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Sligh will serve in the Court Services Division providing security in Humboldt County’s courtrooms.