October 2017 Salute to Law Enforcement: Officer Michael Pietron

Via West Fargo Police Department 

Originally from Larimore, ND, Pietron graduated from Larimore High School in 2011. He graduated from North Dakota State University in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. After going to the police academy through Lake Region State College in North Fargo, Pietron became a West Fargo Patrol Officer in April 2015. In addition to his patrol duties, he is an advisor for the West Fargo Youth Explorers Program. When not working he enjoys drumming, exercising, volunteering at his church, going on runs with his dog, and swimming. He is married and has one daughter. Officer Michael Pietron shows up for work every day with a positive attitude and willing to work. Officer Pietron’s enforcement numbers are consistently high. He ranks at or near the top in every category for the department. Officer Pietron enjoys serving this community and takes pride in the job that he does. Several times Officer Pietron has been “caught” getting out of his vehicle and playing ball with area youth. He sees and understands the value in a strong community / police relationship. Officer Pietron also gives back to this community by serving as an assistant Police Explorer advisor, where he sets a positive example and mentors youth that have an interest in going into law enforcement.