Local reaches law enforcement milestone

The Michigan State Police is proud to announce the transfer of Lt. Michael Bush to his new assignment as the assistant post commander at the Gaylord Post.

As the assistant post commander, Bush will be responsible for assisting with the operation of the Gaylord Post and the Petoskey and Cheboygan Detachments, and help manage the delivery of Michigan State Police services to the people of Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet and Otsego counties.

Bush enlisted with the department in 1999 and graduated as a member of the 118th Trooper Recruit School.

In his 21-year career, Bush has previously served at the Grand Haven Post, Reed City Post after he became a K9 handler, Rockford Post, Gaylord Post, promoted to sergeant at the Cadillac Post, served as a detective sergeant at Straits Area Narcotics Enforcement (SANE), and prior to coming back to the Gaylord Post he served as the commander of Traverse Narcotics Team (TNT).

Bush has held the ranks of trooper, sergeant, detective sergeant, and detective lieutenant.

Bush graduated from Charlevoix High School and holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Michigan State University.

When asked about his assignment to the Gaylord Post, Bush commented, “I’m humbled by and excited for the opportunity. Serving the community I was raised in has been a career goal of mine for many years. I will use my experiences to continue the excellent service provided by the Gaylord Post.”


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