Tom Buckley began working at the St. Clair County Sheriff Department some 28 years ago, and will be retiring as under sheriff as of Friday, November 30. But, he won’t be resting in retirement, as he will be starting a new job as an investigator with the State Gaming Control Board. Buckley grew up in Detroit and came from a family of firefighters. Over the years in the career he has worked years on the Drug Task Force and one of the more notable investigations in which he participated, was the 2005 murder of Ryan Rich where six men were convicted. Following the election of Sheriff Tim Donnellon, Buckley was named under sheriff in 2008,replacing retiring under sheriff Bruce Lindke. He will be replaced by Matt Paulus, who retired as a captain with the sheriff department in January 2017.