Grand Master’s Biography

M:. W:.  B. Cole Presley

Brandon “Cole” Presley was born January 10th 1980 in Springfield, Missouri and is the oldest of four siblings to Terry and Leslie Presley of Sublette, KS. He graduated from Bennington High School in 1998 and attended Kansas State University for one year before focusing on a career in Law Enforcement. He is currently scheduled to complete a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with Central Christian College of Kansas in May of 2017. He also served in the Kansas Army National Guard with the 1-127th FA from 1997-2006 as a Fire Direction Chief and was deployed in support of Operation Noble Eagle in 2003.

Cole married Nikki (Delaney) Presley on April 26th, 2003 in Hill City, KS where they met two years prior through an EMS Class. They have three children; Cody 12, Paige 10, and Mitchell 8. All three kids are active in sports activities ranging from Football, Cheer, Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer, Wrestling, and Baseball.

Professionally Cole started his career with the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office as a Corrections Officer and worked in the jail until he was 21. In April of 2001, he started work as a Patrolmen for the Hill City Police Department serving as a K-9 Handler, Task Force Officer, and leaving a Sergeant in 2004. Transferring to the Graham County Sheriff’s Office that same year, he served as the Undersheriff until May of 2007 when he was appointed Sheriff of Graham County, and he has been reelected three times since then. He lists as a highlight of his career the opportunity to attend the 262nd Session of the FBI’s National Academy where he graduated in December of 2015 as the Class Speaker.

Cole was raised to the sublime degree of a Master Mason on December 11, 2001, in Millbrook Lodge No. 281 in Hill City, KS. He has held every office in the lodge except for Treasurer, serving as Master in 2005-06. Cole was one of the seven founding members and is a Past Master of Justice Lodge No. 457. He served as District Deputy Grand Master for the 35th District from 2010-12, Area Deputy Grand Master in 2013 and also served as the Assistant Grand Tyler for the last half of that year. Cole was appointed Grand Senior Deacon by M:. W:. Rick Reichert in 2013 beginning their journey with the Grand Lodge of Kansas.