Don Bullis graduated from Eastern New Mexico University in 1970 with a bachelor's degree
in American History and American Literature. Bullis began a law enforcement career in 1982 that included stints as deputy
sheriff/criminal investigator, town marshal, Commissioner on the Governor's Organized Crime Prevention Commission and
criminal intelligence operational supervisor for the New Mexico Department of Public Safety. He retired in 2002.
After retirement, Bullis returned to newspaper work as a columnist, book reviewer and political correspondent for the Rio
Rancho Observer. His columns are in the New Mexico Stockman. He is the author of nine non-fiction books and two
Bullis is Past Sheriff of the Albuquerque Corral of Westerners
International. He is a member of the Sandoval County Historical Society, Albuquerque Historical Society, Western Writers
of America, the Western History Association, National Association for Outlaw and Lawman History, Southwest Writers, The New
Mexico Book Co-op, and the ENMU Alumni Association.
Bullis lives in Rio Rancho,
New Mexico with his wife, Gloria.