Sheriff’s Department welcomes new deputy
Josh Sasse is the newest member of the Oliver County Sheriff’s Department, coming on board March 31. Sasse spent his first three months as a law enforcement officer in Williston, after completing his peace officer and law enforcement training at Lake Region State College in Devils Lake.
“I grew up in a small town, and like small communities,” Sasse said about making the decision to move to Center. “This is a good place to raise a family.”
Sasse grew up in Princeton, Minn., where he spent seven years working as an auto mechanic after graduating from high school. The work became routine, and he started looking for other options.
“I was bored doing the same thing every day,” Sasse said, “I had a lot of friends in law enforcement and I did some ride-alongs with them.”
The appeal of his new profession hasn’t worn off, at least not so far, and he and his family are settling into the community.
“There something different happening every day,” he said. “Everybody’s been willing to help—when we moved, there wasn’t much in the way of housing. Our current landlord opened a trailer they use for turnaround for us while we look for a place to live.”
In his spare time, Sasse likes to spend time with his family, going for walks, hunting, fishing and playing golf. The weather hasn’t been very cooperative, but he hopes to get to play a round or two at the golf course and drop a line in Lake Nelson in the near future.