Police Officer running for County Sheriff

Police Officer running for County Sheriff

MARQUETTE — A third police officer has announced his candidacy to run for Marquette County Sheriff.

Chocolay Township Police Chief Greg Zyburt made his announcement Wednesday afternoon outside the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office. Zyburt has spent 36 years in law enforcement, including the last 31 years with Chocolay Township.

Zyburt believes he has the experience and knowledge that’s needed to become the next sheriff in Marquette County.

“I’m hoping to bring the old school of community policing with 21st century technology,” said Zyburt about the job. “I’m hoping to work with the public and make them trust the police, so they can come to the police and not be afraid.”

As far as support goes, Zyburt has received support from a former long time police officer in Mike Angeli.

“Mike and I worked together last year on the United Way Program,” explained Zyburt. “We just had a great time. I’ve been working with Mike for many, many years and I’m really honored to have him back me.”

Chocolay Township was recently named one of the five safest communities in Michigan. Zyburt joins Marquette County Undersheriff Mike Klein and Marquette County Deputy Lowell Larson in the race for sheriff.