Measure Z Funds Resident Deputy Position in Bridgeville

Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

Deputy Ben Filippini

Deputy Ben Filippini of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Mike Downey is pleased to announce Deputy Ben Filippini has been selected to fill the vacant Resident Deputy position for the Bridgeville Community. Deputy Filippini is a life-long resident of Humboldt County, having been born in Fortuna and raised in Hydesville. He attended Ferndale High School where he played baseball and football. After graduating high school, Deputy Filippini attended College of the Redwoods where he studied forestry. He graduated from College of the Redwoods’ 112th Police Academy in 2013.

Deputy Filippini was hired by the Sheriff’s Office in April 2014. In 2015, he was the recipient of the Humboldt Deputy Sheriffs Organization Rookie of the Year award. Deputy Filippini has taken initiative with community policing and has become a valued member of the Sheriff’s Office.

Being a HWY 36 resident himself, Deputy Filippini understands the communities concerns. He has already participated with Neighborhood Watch and community meetings and is actively working with HWY 36 residents to solve problems in the area. He is looking forward to building a long-lasting relationship with the Bridgeville community. When you see Deputy Filippini patrolling please take a moment to introduce yourself and say hello.

Deputy Filippini will begin his full-time resident deputy assignment on October 15th. This resident deputy position is funded by Measure Z.



  • Hey that’s awsome!I wish him well,and good luck.yay

  • He’s super cute!

  • He looks awfully young to be stationed out in wild and wooly Bridegeville. I guess it’s no more greasy than it was in the 80’s. Or should I say Grease’y

    • Sounds like he already knows the area, probably the most dangerous part of his day is driving that road, I know mine is, why can’t anyone drive anymore?

      • Tell me about it this is the worst it ha s been in the 30 years I’ve lived on this road!!! I was nearly run over this morning on my way to Fortuna to RMH foa a scheduled procedure it was around 7:30 AM or thereabouts, this Red Growdozer comes up on my ass in the fog nearly running over me as he was blinding me with his lights in in my rearview mirror!!! Needless to say I pulled over to let him continue on to his eventual wreck, hoping he doesn’t take someone else with him when he joins the “Darwin Award Recipient club!!! Maybe now that we have a resident deputy again…. maybe that is!!!

  • He looks like he’s ready to kick some 36 criminal ass. Good luck young man and they should have given you a 4×4 Explorer instead of that 2007 POS.

  • How about So Hum next? Where’s our new resident deputy? Please & Thank You!

  • But still not one in Garberville..much larger population…and no staffing the substation.

  • That’s awesome , bur he has sure got his work cut out for him good luck

  • A resident Deputy in Garberville would really help. Sheriff Downey please appoint a full timer in the G-ville sub station. So hum does pay a good portion of county taxes for this needed service.

  • Yummy. But he needs a partner. Strength in numbers . I will ride along.

  • A big warm welcome to Ben Filippini, Now get Garberville a local. Anything will do, how about a just parking a car on main street, how much is that?

  • Ben, you are going to be able to write a book someday about this experience.

    Good luck and have fun in the wild west, is the O.K. Corral in Dinsmore or Blocksburg?

  • Wish they had an old black & white clunker, just to park at different places on 36. I’m sure it would make some people drive more carefully. It would be a cheap half ass fix, but it might save some lives. Good luck, Flip.

  • Now they need at least 2 in G-Ville!!please help them.thank you,I SAY ORDER HERE!!

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