CCSO Deputies are one of the agency’s most valuable assets and they are proud to serve and protect the citizens in our community. Please feel free to reach out to them if you are in need of assistance or for any other reason. Remember we are here for you.
Undersheriff/Coroner Larry Ophus
Undersheriff Ophus has been with the Chouteau County Sheriff's Office since 1981. He oversees the deputies, Detention Facility and all other aspects of the Sheriffs Office. He started as a Reserve Deputy, and continued his public service by becoming a full time Deputy. In 1999 he became a Deputy Coroner. In Addition to his public service in Law Enforcement, Undersheriff Ophus has been a member of the Big Sandy Volunteer Fire Department since 1975. In 1985 he obtained his certification as an Emergency Medical Technician, and in 1993 he accepted the position of Fire Chief for Big Sandy Fire Department. In 2014 he accepted the position of Undersheriff for Chouteau County.