Michael Fuss has served his community as a law enforcement officer since 1998.
Mike grew up in Torrington, Wyoming and and then enlisted in the United States Army in 1985 and in 1989. He was recommended by his Commanding Officer Colonel Ralston to report to the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) as an investigator. While in CID, Mike worked mostly with the Drug Suppression Team in Fort Stewart, Georgia. In 1990 Fuss participated in Operation Desert Shield, spending the next year in the Saudi Arabian Desert. In 1991, he discharged from the Army and began his civilian law enforcement career.
Mike worked with the Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office in the Detention Facility from 1994 until 1999. He then worked for the Columbus, MT Police Department having served as a K-9 handler. He then joined the Big Horn County Sheriff’s Office in 2010.
Mike worked in the the Violent Crimes Unit and was responsible for managing the Detective Unit. In addition to those responsibilities, he managed the day to day administrative duties of the office. As part of his duties, Mike investigates violent crimes including numerous child related homicides, sexual assaults on children and child abuse cases. He also has
investigated numerous adult homicides including triple and double homicides.
Mike has a strong passion for investigating crimes against children and seeking justice for them and their families.
Mike needed to find a way to help cope and deal with the tremendous stress associated with his work and turned to wood art. Over time, Mike developed a strong passion for this art and began building projects for friends, neighbors, and family. Today, he shares his talent with anyone who has a need for custom work.
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