Michigan sheriff dies after accident at his Upper Peninsula home

HOUGHTON — Friends and colleagues from around the state remembered Houghton County Sheriff Brian McLean for his generosity, good humor and dedication to the community.

McLean died around 8 p.m. Monday at UP Health System — Marquette, two days after an accident at his home. After medical aid from neighbors and emergency personnel, he was airlifted to Marquette Saturday night, where he was placed on life support.

He was elected to his first four-year term in 1996, and was re-elected last year with more than 77% of the vote. At the time of his death, he was the longest-serving sheriff in the state.