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Sheriff promotes officers

Eileen JoyceSgt. John Kropp (left), Sgt. Frank Koehler and Lt. Mike Hughes are promoted by Sheriff Keith Royal (right) Wednesday at Rood Administrative Center.
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Three Nevada County sheriff’s officers received promotions in a Wednesday ceremony at Rood Administrative Center.

Sgt. Mike Hughes was promoted to lieutenant, and Deputies Frank Koehler and John Kropp were promoted to sergeant.



Hughes started with the Sheriff’s Office in 1977, and was promoted to sergeant 10 years later. He’s worked as a field-training officer, narcotics investigator and coordinator of volunteer services.




He has a bachelor’s degree from the New York Institute of Technology.

Koehler started in law enforcement in 1973 with the San Diego Sheriff’s Office and joined the Nevada County force in 1984. He’s been a field-training officer, search-and-rescue coordinator, investigator and court security officer.

Kropp started with the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office in Nevada before coming to Nevada County in 1987. He’s worked as a field-training officer, investigator and program coordinator for the home-detention and work-furlough programs.


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