August Salute to Law Enforcement: Sgt. Kale Peterson

Sgt. Kale Peterson was born and raised in the Bismarck/ Mandan area. After graduating high school, Kale joined the Marine Corps and was deployed to both Afghanistan and Jordan. After leaving the Marine Corps, Kale achieved an associate degree in criminal justice from Bismarck State College and was selected as the Criminal Justice Student of the year. After graduation, Kale started his law enforcement career with Morton County Sheriff’s Office as a corrections officer in 2016. In 2017 Kale moved to Fargo with his significant other, now his wife, and began employment with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office as a correctional officer.

Since being employed with the Cass County Sheriff’s office Kale has served as a field training officer, corrections emergency response team operator, crisis intervention team member, honor guard member, defensive tactics instructor, has been awarded two life-saving awards, attained the rank of Corporal and Sergeant, was nominated by his peers as the Cass County Sheriff’s Office Supervisor of the year in 2021 and is currently serving as a team sergeant and Corrections Emergency Response Team Commander in the jail.

Kale also completed a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice online through the University of Mary while working full-time in these positions. In his off-time, Kale enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and two daughters. Kale’s long-term goals are to stay with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office in a leadership capacity to continue to coach and mentor staff to reach their life and career goals and to try and provide a positive impact on the citizens of Cass County.

Luther Family Ford — Cass County Sheriff's Office - Fargo, ND

Original Air Date: 
Monday, August 29, 2022