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U.S. Marshals Service

District of Delaware

Former Marshals - O. Evans Denney

 Former U.S. Marshal O. Evans Denney

United States Marshal O. Evans Denney (1981-1994)

Marshal Denney retired from the Delaware State Police with the rank of Major (Director of Operations) in 1978. Previous service included the U.S. Army (1954-1956) and the FBI (1957).

Marshal Denney served as Asst. Secretary of the State of Delaware from 1977-1981 at which time he became U.S. Marshal for the District of Delaware. As such, he was the first appointment made by President Reagan. His tenure incorporated thirteen years of service under Presidents Reagan, Bush and Clinton. Marshal Denney chaired several national level committees and advisory boards including the Service's first Merit Promotion Panel. A fitness advocate, Denney was involved in the initiation of the Service's Fitness-in-total program. Marshal Denney is a member of numerous service and fraternal organizations including charter membership in the Delaware Police Chiefs Council and serves as a trustee for the Police Chiefs foundation.

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