Funeral Arrangements Set for Elk Rapids Police Chief

Funeral arrangements are now set for Elk Rapids Police Chief Tom Emerson.

Emerson was found dead in his home last week.

We just learned that autopsy results show he died of a brain aneurysm.

Those who knew him say Chief Emerson was an instrumental part of every community he came in contact with.

After working for the Grand Traverse County Sheriff’s Office for more than 25 years, he moved on to the village of Elk Rapids Police Department working with multiple fire departments and even setting up a police presence in Elk Rapids Schools.

The first visitation will be this Sunday from 4-8 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Elk Rapids.

His “last patrol” will start in Traverse City and go through Elk Rapids by the police and fire departments and the school.

It will be followed by another visitation from 10:30-12 at New Hope in Traverse City on Monday with the funeral right after.