By Griffen Smith
of the Pathfinder 

Sheriff starts 24 hour area coverage


November 9, 2023

Griffen Smith, Pathfinder

Missoula County Sheriff Deputy Mike Sunderland stands by his car on Nov. 2. The county has started a new 24-hour coverage plan for Seeley Lake.

The Missoula County Sheriff's Office has increased its number of deputies working in Seeley Lake and will have someone on patrol in the area at all hours - the first time in recent memory.

Sheriff Jeremiah Petersen told the Pathfinder that starting Nov. 1 there will be at least one deputy on duty in the Seeley Lake area. The Pathfinder previously reported the sheriff's office had been short staffed and failed to replace two open resident jobs in Seeley Lake.

After another failed search to find a resident this fall, in part because of the high housing prices, Petersen enacted a backup pla...

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