Office of Congressional Affairs
U.S. Marshal Nominees - 112th Congress
Gary L. Blankinship to be United States Marshal, Southern District
Gary L. Blankinship retired last year as a Senior Police Officer with
the Houston Police Department and President of the Houston Police
Officers’ Union. Blankinship has served in law enforcement for 35 years.
In 1993, after the death of his partner in the line of duty, Blankinship
founded the Assist the Officer Foundation to provide short-term,
immediate financial assistance for officers critically injured or
disabled in the line of duty. He also has served as Vice President for
the National Association of Police Organizations.