Long time Antrim County Prosecutor Charles Koop has died.
The Antrim County Prosecutors Office released this statement Tuesday afternoon:
"Charles, H. Koop, long-standing Antrim County Prosecuting Attorney, passed away unexpectedly this morning at his home in Williamsburg".
Attorney General Bill Schuette released the following statement about Koop's passing:??Charlie Koop was a dear and valued friend, and a dedicated prosecutor who will be missed greatly. My wife Cynthia and I extend our deepest sympathies to Charlie??s family, friends and colleagues. The People of Michigan will forever be privileged to have benefitted from Charlie??s public service and profound dedication to justice.??
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Mortensen Funeral Homes. Funeral services will take place on Friday at 11 a.m. at New Hope Community Church in Williamsburg. Visitation will be held Thursday from 2-8 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church Social Hall in Elk Rapids.
The Antrim County offices will be closed between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 9 to allow county employees to attend the funeral.
The closure will not include Antrim County Transportation, Commission on Aging, Antrim County Airport, Barnes Park or the Sheriff's Department.
Koop, 63, served as the County Prosecutor for 23 years.