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Funeral services scheduled for Sheriff Brian McLean


HOUGHTON, MI--   The Houghton County Sheriff’s Office has announced the funeral arrangements for Sheriff Brian McLean.

The funeral will be held Saturday, July 24 at the Rozsa Center on the campus of Michigan Technological University. Public visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., followed by services and honors at 2 p.m.

Members of the Michigan Sheriff’s & Municipal Memorial and Response Team (SMMART) are assisting with coordination of the ceremonies, which will include bagpipes, honor guards and participation by multiple law enforcement agencies and first responder personnel.

The indoor portion of the ceremonies will be available via live stream on the Rozsa Center Facebook page.

Response to the passing of Sheriff McLean has resulted in many gestures of sympathy and support for both the family and the department. Many cards and notes have been received. The department says if someone wants to send something, it should be addressed to the Houghton County Sheriff’s Office at 403 E. Houghton Avenue, Houghton, MI, 49931. It will be passed along to the intended recipients.

The Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Hancock is assisting the family with arrangements. The public is able to view a tribute to the life of Sheriff McLean and also sign a guestbook on their website.

Nicole was born near Detroit but has lived in the U.P. most of her life. She graduated from Marquette Senior High School and attended Michigan State and Northern Michigan Universities, graduating from NMU in 1993 with a degree in English.