Mike Dove was born in Indianapolis, Indiana but at the age of 10 moved to Minnesota. This where he developed his passion for fishing and it truly became a part of him. Mike eventually moved back to Indiana where he graduated from Brownsburg High School and then immediately enlisted in the Navy.
After serving in the Navy, Mike moved back to Brownsburg where he began his career in law enforcement by becoming a Reserve Officer. Over the next 27 years Mike held every sworn rank at the department including Shift Supervisor, Training Officer, Swat Commander, Undercover Operations, Crime Scene Investigator, Detective, and Assistant Chief of Police until he was appointed Chief of Police in 2010. During Mike's career he had extensive training in a variety of specialized law enforcement including Tactical Command, Special Weapons and Tactics, Certified Crime Scene Investigator, Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor, Active Shooter Instructor, Advanced Incident Command, and graduated from the 223rd Session of the FBI Academy.
Throughout Mike's law enforcement career he continued to fuel his passion of fishing by competing in Bass Tournaments across the United States while building relationships in the industry. Since Mike's retirement in 2016 he has been actively involved in the fishing and consulting industry. Mike ceased the opportunity to begin the Hero Getaway in 2012 to give back to the police officer, firefighter, and veteran community.
The healing power of water – It’s the natural element of the all-expense paid “Hero Getaway” fishing trip for deserving veterans, police officers or firefighters that has taken place annually, since 2012, at Garrison’s Resort on Balm Lake, Minnesota. This unique opportunity provides a stress-free environment of fishing the best lakes in Minnesota and fellowship for those individuals who have raised their right hand to take an oath and who have made sacrifices to be part of something bigger than them.