Rosipal files to run for Cascade County sheriff 

Bob Rosipal has filed to run for Cascade County sheriff.

Currently, he’s a lieutenant, chief coroner and SWAT leader for the Cascade County Sheriff’s Office.

“I’ve always wanted to become sheriff of Cascade County,” the Great Falls native said after filing Wednesday morning.

So far, no one else has filed to run for the office, including incumbent Bob Edwards. 

Filing opened Jan. 11 and runs through March 12.

Rosipal is running as a Republican and Eric Bailey, also a sheriff’s deputy, is serving as his campaign treasurer.

Rosipal said he has selected Dan O’Fallon as his undersheriff, if elected. O’Fallon is currently commander at the county jail.

Rosipal started with CCSO full time in 1992 and worked as a reserve deputy for two years before that and started with the department’s explorer program when he was 14, he said.

In 1996, CCSO contracted with the Town of Cascade for a deputy and Rosipal was the resident deputy there until 2003.

During the resident deputy assignment, Rosipal said he attended community policing schools and the D.A.R.E. Officer Instructor course. He taught D.A.R.E. in Cascade and Ulm schools for a few years and then took over the D.A.R.E. program in Belt, Centerville and Ft. Shaw schools.

Rosipal said he’s been a member of the Cascade County SWAT team since it was formed and has served as an entry team member, sniper/observer, assistant team leader, team leader and is currently the SWAT commander.

Rosipal is currently the training supervisor and chief coroner at CCSO and oversees the budgets for those divisions and SWAT.

As chief coroner, Rosipal has worked on a coroner curriculum committee for Montana and lead efforts to create the course, select instructors and train new coroners statewide.

Rosipal said his team has conducted eight coroner basic trainings in the past seven years.

He serves on the Fetal, Infant, Child Mortality Review Board as a representative from the county coroner’s office; is the Crisis Intervention Training coordinator for Cascade County; sits on the Crisis Steering Committee, which recently put together a crisis response team; and sits on the board of directors for CASA-CAN ad president.