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Sheriff Mike Downey is proud to announce the hiring of two new deputy sheriffs. Sheriff Downey officially swore in deputies Ben Filippini, 21 years old from Hydesville, and Marcus Walker, 21 years old from Arcata, on Monday in the Humboldt County correctional facility conference room.

Walker is an Arcata High School graduate and Fillipini graduated from Ferndale High School. They both attended and graduated from College of the Redwoods 112th Police Academy.

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1. Ben Filippini

2. Marcus Walker