Patrick Miles, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Michigan, has announced that he will step down from office on Inauguration Day, January 20th.
Miles was appointed by President Barak Obama in 2012.
He is the first African-American to have held the position of U.S. Attorney in Michigan's Western District.
The office covers 49 counties, including Michigan's entire Upper Peninsula.
Miles said protection of the vulnerable has been one of his top priorities.