Funeral arrangements set for Houghton County Sheriff Brian McLean

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UPDATE 7/21/21: HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) — The funeral for a longtime Upper Peninsula sheriff will be held Saturday at Michigan Tech University.

The service for Brian McLean will be held at 2 p.m. at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, following a four-hour public visitation. McLean was the Houghton County sheriff for 25 years.

The 63-year-old died Monday after a weekend accident at his home. McLean was affectionately known in Houghton by his nickname, “Slim.”


UPDATE 7/20/21: Houghton County Sheriff Brian McLean has passed away as of July 19 after injuries sustained at his home on July 17. No further updates are available about the accident at this time.


HOUGHTON, Mich. (WJMN) – Sheriff Brian McLean was injured in an accident at his home late on July 17.

The Sheriff’s Office reported that his injuries were significant and required life-saving measures from his neighbors prior to the arrival of emergency medical personnel. He was airlifted to UPHS Marquette for treatment. As of July 19, Sheriff McLean was still in the hospital and in critical condition. As further information becomes available it will be reported here.

Other law enforcement agencies from across the U.P. have been offering their condolences and support for the Sheriff’s Office and those close to Sheriff McLean.

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