Officer Michael Gordon joins police department
Michael Gordon, 34, is the newest member of the Springfield Police Department. He started work here on June 15 and is busy getting acquainted with the community and the people of Springfield.
He grew up on a farm at St. Michael, graduated form St. Michael-Albertville High School, and then worked 10 years in construction before he put down his hammer and saw and went back to school. Law enforcement was what he decided to do. His grandfather and an uncle, who were conservation officers, and an uncle, who was a detective with the Minneapolis Police Department, were influential in his decision to get involved in law enforcement.
He earned his Associate Degree from North Hennepin Community College in Brooklyn Park, and his bachelor degree in law enforcement and certification in skills training from Metropolitan State University, Minneapolis last summer.
Officer Gordon worked for an armored truck company, headquartered out of Minneapolis, in recent months.
Officer Gordon and his wife, Marissa, are the parents of three children, Bryn, 9, Jace, 8, and Kira, 2. Marissa recently earned her bachelor degree and teacher licensure and has been hired to do substitute teaching at Springfield Public Elementary School.
Officer Gordon is seeking housing for his family in Springfield. He is eager for his family to join him here and they are eagerly anticipating their move to Springfield.