Detective running for sheriff

Published 08/28 2013 01:49PM

Updated 09/13 2013 09:03AM

 CHARLESTON -- A detective with the Coles County Sheriff's Office has announced plans to run for sheriff. John Clough officially announced his candidacy Wednesday.

Clough is a Marine Corp veteran who has served in every level of the sheriff's office. He started his law enforcement career as a correctional officer, was promoted to sergeant, and worked as a patrol deputy and K-9 handler. Clough was recently promoted from patrol to detective in the department.

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