Written by Darla Shumway
On Jan. 9, Roosevelt County Undersheriff Jason Frederick of Poplar filed to compete in the 2014 election for Roosevelt County Sheriff.
Frederick has been the undersheriff for the past three years.
He grew up in Poplar and has served in local law enforcement for the last 16 years.
Frederick has received his intermediate, advanced and supervisory law enforcement certificates and has over 500 hours of continuing education from the Montana Law Enforcement Academy in Helena.
In the community, Frederick coaches area youth in wrestling and football and has been a member of the Poplar Volunteer Fire Department for the last 16 years, with nine of those years as fire chief.
He is married to Nathelle (Long hair) Frederick, a member of the Ft. Peck Tribes, and they have two children, Mia Lynn, 12; and Jase Samuel, 10.
Frederick realizes that, like it or not, Roosevelt County’s dynamics are changing. There are and will be social and economic changes that present new challenges.
“Our county is not the same as it was when I first started for the sheriff’s office 13 years ago.” Fredericks stated. “I have lived and served the people of Roosevelt County all of my life. I’m from here, my family is from here, I’m invested here. I am concerned with how this county is changing and I feel the people of Roosevelt County need and deserve a sheriff who understands their concerns, has the local experience and has dedication to do this job and will do that job with ethics and integrity.”