Sheriff Jerry Montagne was born and raised in Sioux City, Iowa, he left there in 1982. Moving from Iowa to Kansas he became a resident of McPherson, Kansas 1990. Veteran of Law Enforcement 40+years. Sheriff graduated from KLETC in 1983 and the US Air Force Police Academy in 1982.He was a Senior Deputy Sheriff in Nemaha County Sheriff's Office prior to serving for the McPherson Police Department.
Sheriff Montagne is a graduate of Western Iowa Tech with an Associate Degree in Police Science Technology as well as Bethany College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with a minor in Administration of Justice.
In 2015 Sheriff Montagne was selected Police Officer of the Year through the American Legion, in 2009 Police Officer of the Year through the VFW, and the previous 6 years had been McPherson Sentinel's Readers’ Choice Police Officer of the Year. Sheriff has been involved in the Kansas Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run for 20+ years and coordinator for Red Cross Battle of the Badges for the last four years. Sheriff is a former president for the local lodge of the FOP.
Sheriff Montagne is married and has 3 children and 8 grandchildren.
Some of Sheriff's Interests include boxing, wrestling, bicycling, has black belts in Judo and Tae Kwon Do.