Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Gelskey selected new Bellevue marshal

Swearing in likely on Thursday


By TERRY SMITH
Express Staff Writer

Sgt. Brad Gelskey, a 20-year veteran with the Blaine County Sheriff's Office, has been selected as the new Bellevue marshal.

The announcement was made Friday by Sheriff Gene Ramsey, whose office is under contract to provide police services to the city.

Gelskey's approval is still subject to Bellevue City Council review. However, Ramsey noted that city officials already have been involved in the selection process. Gelskey was one of three final applicants interviewed by a selection committee including Ramsey, Chief Deputy Ed Fuller, Bellevue Mayor Chris Koch and Bellevue Councilman Larry Plott.

"We went over the applicants and we decided Brad Gelskey would be the best fit for Bellevue," Ramsey said.

Ramsey said he expects that Gelskey will be given the oath of office when the Bellevue City Council meets on Thursday, May 12.

Gelskey would replace Marshal Bryan Carpita, who is transferring back to the sheriff's office as a lieutenant over the patrol division. Carpita, who served for about a year and a half, replaced Ron Taylor as marshal when Taylor retired in 2009.

Terry Smith: tsmith@mtexpress.com




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