CAÑON CITY – Fremont County Commissioners have announced Ty Martin as the interim Sheriff until the November election.
Martin was the former Undersheriff in Fremont County who retired earlier this year after 21 years with the department. He was running to replace Sheriff Beicker in this year’s election, but suspended his campaign in January.
County officials told News 5 several weeks ago that a handful of candidates were interested in the job and interviews were planned.
Former Fremont County Sheriff Jim Beicker announced on July 31 that he was stepping down as sheriff for personal reasons. Beicker’s term was to expire in January and he did not seek re-election in November.
Beicker originally said that would resign on Sept. 1, but that date was moved up several days to Aug. 28 to align with the County Commissioner’s meeting.