Captain Lutes accepts award at retirement celebration of 27 years of service

LEWISTON, ID - It wasn't all business at the commissioner meeting. Captain Steve Lutes was surrounded by friends and family as he was recognized for his decades of service to Nez Perce County.

Captain Lutes worked at the Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office and is entering into retirement after 27 years.

"I would like to thank everybody that showed up," said Captain Lutes. "I guess that means that somewhere along the lines I made some friends. I look at my Nez Perce county as an extended family. I've spent a lot of time with a lot of people and have developed some really close relationships."

Sheriff Joe Rodriguez presented Lutes with a plaque and spoke candidly about how much he's learned during his time serving him. Lutes said he's looking forward to spending more time with family.