Former Chippewa County Sheriff Ed Berkompas Dies

Former Chippewa County Sheriff Ed Berkompas died Sunday morning from what his family tells 9&10 News was a blood infection.

Berkompas, who was 75 years old, spent 20 years with the sheriff's office.

Eight of those years he served as undersheriff, and then another eight as sheriff, before retiring in 1997.

A funeral service is planned for 3:00 p.m., Friday, at the Rudyard Christian Reformed Church.

9&10's Christina Vecchioni and photojournalist Eric Davis have more details on the legacy he left behind.