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Forrest “Nick” Jewell passed away on Sunday, Berrien County Sheriff Paul Bailey told police at an annual memorial service.

Jewell served as county sheriff from 1969-91, during which time he expanded and modernized the department.

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Jewell

HP Staff Writer Julie Swidwa contributed to this report.

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