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Humboldt County Coroner to retire in January

EUREKA- The Humboldt County Coroner will step down from the position in just over two months.

Dave Parris has been the Humboldt County Coroner for the last six years. Before that, he served as a detective with the Eureka Police Department for 20 years and as the Chief of the Yurok Tribal Police in Klamath. He hopes the coroner’s office can increase its staffing moving forward. He also wants to see more funding in order to bring in additional equipment to upgrade the office. His last day as coroner will be January 30th. Parris says he looks forward to spending more time with his family.

"I think I've pretty much seen it all in my career.  I've been all the way up the ladder from an officer to the coroner and I think it's a young man's job.  I think we need to have upward mobility and I think when an individual gets to a point where they have years left to retire and they're pretty much maxed out in their retirement, if you will, it's time to move on and letter a younger class move up," said Parris.