Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Michigan

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An officer with the Lac Vieux Desert tribal police department is running for Gogebic County Sheriff. Nicklas F. Christ of Watersmeet was with the Marine Corps for 20 years before joining the tribal police agency in 1994. He became a sergeant with the department in 1996. "I want to ... put officers back in the neighborhoods, back in the businesses, not only when you call for them, but on a daily basis,'' Christ told the Daily Globe of Ironwood. Sheriff Donald Pezzetti, who has served 21 years, says he will not seek reelection this year. Two of his deputies, Jay Kangas and Larry Sanders, have shown interest in the job.