Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department Releases Names of Deputies Involved in Ferndale Shooting

This is a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

Humboldt COunty Sheriff's OfficeThe Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has reached a point in our investigation where we can now release the names of the deputies involved in the Dec. 17 officer involved shooting incident in Ferndale.

Deputy Rosalie Freixas and Sgt. Gregory Musson were the first deputies on scene at the incident. Freixas was injured when shot in the shoulder by the suspect. Both deputies exemplified courage and strength throughout this incident. They both reacted to the threat and then moved to a position of safety with the female victim. We are thankful to report that Deputy Freixas is doing well and recovering from her injuries.

Deputy Freixas is a three year employee with the Sheriff’s Office. Sgt. Musson is a ten year employee with the Sheriff’s Office. Both sheriff’s deputies are currently on routine administrative leave while the investigation continues.

We again want to thank all of the public safety agencies that sent support to the scene in Ferndale and for assisting in covering the county for calls for service while we were actively investigating this incident. Thank you Eureka, Arcata, Fortuna, Ferndale Police and Fire, City Ambulance, Rio Dell, CHP, CDFW, District Attorney and the CA department of Justice. We would also like to thank the community for their incredible outpouring of support. We are overwhelmed by the calls and well wishes for our deputy sheriff that was injured. We, as members of this department, are proud to call Humboldt County our home and continue to strive to create safe and healthy communities.

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