Del Norte, Humboldt, Trinity, Mendocino, lake, Sonoma
I served in the United States Marine Corps from 2007-2011. After I completed boot camp and infantry school, I was assigned to 3rd Battalion 1st Marine Regiment out of Camp Pendleton, CA. I deployed twice in support of the Global War on Terrorism. I held many assignments in the Marines, but the one I was most proud of was when I was a Squad Leader in Afghanistan. After honorably discharging from the Marine Corps as a Sergeant, I obtained my Associates Degree in Administration of Justice from the Santa Rosa Junior College. I was hired by the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office in 2013 after sponsoring myself through the police academy. I was selected for the SWAT team in 2014. During my time on SWAT I have been a part of the perimeter element, a sniper and currently am a Scout. In addition to SWAT, my other collaterals to patrol include Firearms Instructor and Field Training Officer.
is a 19-year veteran with the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office in Northern California and is the Coastal Region Commander. He manages the agency’s Canine Unit, is Lead Firearms Instructor, and an Assault Team Leader on their multi-agency SWAT Team. His assignments and experience include 16 years with SWAT and 15 years as a Firearms Instructor, Major Crimes Detective, Field Training Program Supervisor, and Taser Instructor. J.D. has been a member of CATO for several years and is currently part of CATO’s Strategic Leadership Program.