HOUGHTON — Houghton County Sheriff Brian McLean announced Thursday that Captain Kevin Coppo has been promoted to Undersheriff.
Captain Coppo has served with the Houghton County Sheriffâ€™s Office for over 14 years, 10 as a field service deputy/patrol, then took a leave of absence for 18 months to serve as an international peace keeper in Iraq. After returning home and back to the Sheriffâ€™s Office he began his service as Captain/Jail Administrator.
â€œNow Undersheriff Coppo has served Houghton County well in the past and Iâ€™m confident he will continue to do so in the futureâ€, says Sheriff McLean. â€œHe is organized, forward thinking, dedicated and fiscally responsible â€“ all excellent traits as he will run one of the largest departments in the western UP for its day to day functions.â€
He will begin his duties as Undersheriff immediately.