In today’s most emotional snippet of scanner audio, Humboldt County Sheriff Mike Downey signaled the end of his law enforcement career.

“Thank you very much, I love you all and you’ve been wonderful to work with,” Downey said in a short and sweet statement to his staff which you can hear above. 

Downey’s position will be taken over by Undersheriff Billy Honsal who will serve out what’s left of Downey’s term through 2018. 

Now, from all of us at LoCO, go have some fun, Mike. 

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