By Scott Bolthouse—Hub Editor
Huron Township Police welcomed a new officer to their force recently.
Officer Troy Rickelmann was sworn in at Township Hall by Huron Township Clerk Kathleen Van Wasshnova on Feb. 13.
Rickelmann was joined by his parents, Fred and Cathy Rickelmann, and his brother, Kyle.
Also present during the ceremony was Supervisor David Glaab and Everette Robbins, director of public safety.
Rickelmann is a 2011 graduate of Dexter High School and a 2015 graduate of Grand Valley State University, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice and is a graduate of their police academy.
Rickelmann received his first badge from Robbins during the swear-in ceremony.
“Rickelmann will proudly wear and represent that Huron Township Police Department badge every day for the next 25 years; it is a special moment for all of us,” Robbins said.
Rickelmann stated that he owes this opportunity to his family and thanked them for all of their support, saying: “I wouldn’t be here without them.”
“It didn’t take long to see that Officer Rickelmann would be a great fit for our department and our community. He is a great young man who comes from a great family. I look forward to what the next 25 years has in store for him here in Huron Township,” said Robbins.