It is with great sadness we announce the death of Menominee County Sheriff Robert “Butch” Summers. Sheriff Summers passed away while in public office. He dedicated a lifetime of public service to his community with a law enforcement career spanning more than 30 years. He served with distinction as a member of the Menominee Tribal Police Department, Menominee County Sheriff’s Department, and U.S. Marshal’s Service. His career in law enforcement culminated with his election as the Sheriff of Menominee County, where he proudly served over the past eleven and a half years. Sheriff Summers was beloved by all those who knew him and he will be greatly missed by his law enforcement family. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his beloved wife, children, grandchildren, extended family and friends. Flags in the county are being flown at half mast to honor his memory.