Larry Ophus quietly retires after 41 years


February 16, 2022

On January 21st, Larry Ophus retired from his job as the Undersheriff for Chouteau County after 41 years of service in Law Enforcement. "41 years, 7 months, and 15 days," clarified Verla, Larry's wife. His retirement party will be at the Jerry Martin Memorial Hall on February 19th at 1:00 PM.

Larry's legacy of serving our community has often been an unsung one, as Verla pointed out: "He's done a lot for the community, very quietly. To tell the truth. He doesn't take much credit... I'm proud of him." Larry was quick to point out that he didn't do the job for recognition. Rather, he did it to...

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