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Former Bureau County Sheriff Dies

Posted by wlpo on July 19, 2012

A former county sheriff and police chief in Bureau County has died.

Melvin “Mel” Hult died Thursday.  Hult was Bureau County Sheriff from 1974 thru 1984, being there for the opening of a new county jail.  He retired in 2000 as police chief in Princeton.

Services for Hult are with the Norberg Memorial Home in Princeton.  There will be a law enforcement escort to his internment.

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