Sergeant 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. Sergeant Fritz spent approximately 7 1/2 years in the Marines moving back to Montana in 1990. In 1994 Sergeant Fritz was hired at the Yellowstone County Detention Facility where he spent the next 4 years. In 1998 Sergeant 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 as a DARE Office/SRO and an FTO. In 2007 he was assigned as a Detective in the City County Special Investigations Unit. Sergeant 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, Sergeant Fritz investigated various drug trafficking cases and drug related conspiracies.
In September 2009 Sergeant Fritz returned to his parent agency, YCSO, and was assigned to the Detective Division. Sergeant 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. Sergeant Fritz is also assigned as one of four fire/arson investigators for the YCSO. Sergeant Fritz graduated from the National Fire Academy in May 2011. In October 2021 Sergeant Fritz received his Fire Investigation Technician (FIT) certification through the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI). In October 2021 Sergeant Fritz received his Fire Investigation Technician (FIT) Certification. Sergeant Fritz is a current member of the IAAI as well as a current member of the International Homicide Investigators Association (IHIA). Sergeant Fritz was promoted to his current rank in October 2019. Sergeant Fritz’s main interest is investigating violent crimes.
Detective Fritz has been married for 37 years to his wife Sheri and has 3 children, Heather, Brittany, and Tyler as well as 3 Grand Daughters, Maddie, Ella and, Melody and two Grand Sons, Rylan and Walker.