Office of the Sheriff


Ryan J. Proxmire, Deputy Sheriff, Critically Wounded in Line of Duty

A photo of Deputy Proxmire with an American flag in the background.

Ryan J. Proxmire

Deputy Sheriff

On August 14, 2021, Deputy Ryan J. Proxmire suffered a gunshot wound while he was actively pursuing a fleeing vehicle.  Deputy Proxmire was rushed to the hospital for treatment where he remains in extremely critical condition. 

Deputy Proxmire proudly serves our community as a Deputy Sheriff for the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office.  He is currently assigned to the road patrol but has also served Kalamazoo County residents and the Sheriff’s Office with his work in the Jail Division, even filling in as a temporary Sergeant when needed. 

As an experienced and professional officer, Deputy Proxmire shares his skills with other officers in his role as a field training officer, Taser instructor, and a subject control/defensive tactics instructor.

Deputy Proxmire, his family, and his brothers and sisters in law enforcement need your thoughts and prayers as they deal with this tragic situation.

Posted: Sunday, August 15, 2021

Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office
1500 Lamont
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

Emergency: 9-1-1
Administration: 269-383-8821
Non-Emergency Dispatch:  269-488-8911

Sheriff: Richard C Fuller
Undersheriff: James Vandyken