Michael Peskar was born in Belleville, Illinois in the winter of 1975. He was raised in Collinsville, IL where he flunked his way through grade school, concentrating more on entertaining the classroom than listening to his teachers. In high school he began to study and was active in sports. He attended MacMurray College in Jacksonville, IL where he excelled in football and baseball. He graduated from Missouri Southern State College in Joplin, MO with a Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice and an Associate Degree in Law Enforcement. He is blessed with two wonderful boys, Manuel and Kade, who are the light of his life. They make their home in Southwest Missouri where he has been a police officer since 1998. Currently he is a Major Crimes Investigator in the patrol division.