Brandon Leonard Masters was born May 24, 1983, in the Sheridan Memorial Hospital. He grew up in the Tongue River Valley and represents the 5th generation to have had the privilege of being raised on his family’s ancestral ranch, the Masters' Ranch. Brandon is husband to Amy Masters and father to Katelyn Vollmer, Blake Hegglund, and Barron Masters. Additionally, Brandon is a grandson, son, brother, nephew, cousin, and second cousin.
Brandon graduated from Tongue River High School in 2002 and in that same year was inducted into the National Honor Society. Brandon began his college career at Sheridan College as an Ag Science student but ultimately graduated with an Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice in 2006. During his studies at Sheridan College, Brandon found a passion for criminal justice and law enforcement. In 2007 Brandon gained employment with the Sheridan County Sheriff's Office as a detention officer effectively beginning his criminal justice career.
In 2008 Brandon attended the Detention Officer Basic Academy in Douglas Wyoming, as well as the Peace Officer Basic Academy. Brandon had only been working in the detention center for two years before applying for a patrol position at the Sheridan County Sheriff's Office and being hired in that position. However, Brandon did not progress past the field training process as a patrol deputy for the Sheridan County Sheriff's Office. During this process, Brandon developed a passion for patrol and decided to seek employment elsewhere.
In 2009 Brandon gained part-time employment as a Sheridan College police officer until he could find full-time employment elsewhere. He learned of an opening at the Police Department in Worland, Wyoming and he applied. After completion of the application process for the Worland Police Department, Brandon was hired as a peace officer where he served for seven years between 2009 and 2016. In his service for the Worland Police Department, He dedicated his time to mastering the profession and to self-betterment. During his time at the Worland Police Department, He received training and was utilized as a Field Training Officer, Firearms Instructor, Designated Marksman, Drug Interdiction Task Force Operator, Tactical Team Operator, Worland Police Department Investigator, and Worland Police Department patrol sergeant. In 2016 the Sheridan County Sheriff's Office reached out to Brandon and asked him to reapply as a Patrol Deputy for the Sheriff's Office. Brandon seized this opportunity, applied for the Sheriff's Office, and moved home. Brandon has been working as a deputy for the Sheridan County Sheriff's Office ever since.
Since coming home Brandon has continued to improve himself by graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Alternative and Sustainable Energy Business Management which he attended online through the Everglades University in Florida. Brandon has completed US Army basic training and A.I.T. as a logistics and supply soldier. He is currently an NCO of the Wyoming Army National Guard in the 133rd unit in Laramie, WY. Brandon has begun an online Masters of Public Administration program through the University of Wyoming. Last but not least, Brandon has been attending the Leadership Wyoming Sheridan County course which will be completed in October of 2022.