Detective Frank Fritz is originally from San Diego, California and grew up on the East Coast. Detective Fritz moved to Montana in 1983 and attended Billings Senior High School, where he graduated in 1984. After graduation Detective Fritz enlisted in the US Marine Corps. Detective Fritz spent approximately 7 1/2 years in the Marines moving back to Montana in 1990. In 1994 Detective Fritz was hired at the Yellowstone County Detention Facility where he spent the next 4 years. In 1998 Detective Fritz became a sworn Yellowstone County Deputy Sheriff and attended the 104th Session of the Montana State Law Enforcement Academy. From 1998 to 2007 Detective Fritz was assigned to the patrol division. While assigned to the patrol division Detective Fritz was assigned an FTO. In 2007 he was assigned as a Detective in the City County Special Investigations Unit. Detective Fritz was also assigned as a Task Force Officer (TFO) with the FBI’s Big Sky Safe Streets Task Force. While assigned to the Safe Streets Task Force, Detective Fritz investigated various drug trafficking cases and drug related conspiracies.
In September, 2009 Detective Fritz returned to his parent agency, YCSO, and was assigned to the Detective Division. Detective Fritz is currently assigned as a general Detective. His duties include but are limited to, investigating violent crimes, such as, arsons, robberies, burglaries, shooting type cases, homicides, as well as financial crimes. Detective Fritz is also assigned as one of three fire/arson investigators for the YCSO. Detective Fritz graduated from the National Fire Academy in May, 2011. Detective Fritz’s main interest is investigating violent crimes.
Detective Fritz has been married for 33 years to his wife Sheri and has 3 children, Heather, Brittany, and Tyler as well as 3 Grand Daughters, Maddie, Ella and, Melody and a Grand Son, Rylan.