TECUMSEH - Police Chief Laurence Van Alstine, Jr., announced his retirement from the Tecumseh police department yesterday, allowing him to join the Lenawee County sheriff's office as the new undersheriff.
Sheriff-elect Larry Richardson introduced Chief Van Alstine as his undersheriff yesterday.
Mr. Richardson, a former Adrian police detective, was elected in November, defeating longtime Sheriff Richard Germond. He will take over at midnight Jan. 1.
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