McDermott sets high standard for rural law enforcement
October 11, 2018
“Zone 5” is the designation the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office uses to describe the Seeley-Swan-Blackfoot area of the county. Since 2015, this zone has benefited greatly due to the emphasis placed on rural law enforcement by the current Missoula County Sheriff, T. J. McDermott.
Since taking office, he has doggedly sought to provide a third, resident deputy to enhance coverage in both time and space in the area. The first attempt to provide the third deputy had to be aborted after a year and a half, but Sheriff McDermott persisted and now we have a new candidate who is about to move...