Sheriff announces his retirement

Sheriff announces his retirement

ALGER COUNTY — There will be a new sheriff in Alger County when 2017 arrives.

Alger County Sheriff Robert Hughes announced his retirement Wednesday morning. He started his career with the Alger County Sheriff’s Office in 1978.

Hughes has served the county in many different positions, from Ambulance Coordinator to Deputy. He was promoted to Sheriff in 2010.

During his time as Undersheriff and Sheriff, Hughes helped upgrade the county’s 911 system and organized the Alger County “Rescue 21″ team.

“It has been a very rewarding career,” Hughes said. “I would like to thank the citizens of Alger County for their many years of support and look forward to continuing to serve as an active volunteer in our communities.”

After he retires, Hughes will remain in the area and serve as a volunteer on the Burt Township Ambulance Corps. His last day as sheriff will be December 31st, 2016.