Cole named Michigan Sheriff of the Year. 

June 14, 2021

Sheriff Kim Cole

Cole named Michigan Sheriff of the Year. 

Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole was named the Michigan Sheriffs’ Association Sheriff of the Year Sunday evening. 

The Terrence L. Jungel Sheriff of the Year Award recognizes a sheriff who has made outstanding contributions to law enforcement and the criminal justice profession, demonstrates exceptional service to their community, and has contributed to the betterment of the Michigan Sheriffs’ Association.

Cole serves on the board of the association. He was elected sheriff in 2012 and is currently serving in his third term. Cole started at the Mason County Sheriff’s Office as a reserve deputy. He was hired by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office as a full time deputy in 1985. In 1993 he was promoted to sergeant. 

Cole is a 1982 graduate of Ludington High School and received an associate degree in law enforcement from West Shore Community College. 

Cole’s great-great-grandfather, Henry Cole, served as one of Mason County’s first sheriffs. 

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