SOUTH BEND, Ind. It was the changing of the guard at the St. Joseph County probate court Wednesday afternoon.
Joel Gabrielse was sworn in and robed as magistrate of the court dedicated to serving the county’s children.
For the past 11 years, Gabrielse has served as a deputy prosecuting attorney for the county. He worked on homicides and other major felony cases.
He is succeeding longtime magistrate Harold Brueseke, who will retire at the end of the year.