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U.S. Marshals Service

Western District of Louisiana

United States Marshal - Henry L. Whitehorn Sr.


U.S. Marshal Henry Whitehorn, Sr.
U.S. Marshal Henry Whitehorn Sr.

Henry L. Whitehorn Sr. was sworn in on July 15, 2010 to be the U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Louisiana. Marshal Whitehorn Sr. was recommended for this key federal position by Senator Mary Landrieu and nominated by President Barack Obama.

As Marshal, he oversees the management and direction of all USMS district offices located in the Western District of Louisiana. The Western District of Louisiana consists of 42 of Louisiana’s 64 civil parishes (counties). Responsibilities include, managing and directing the district with oversight of a $7.6 million-dollar budget, thus allowing the district to respond expeditiously to special requirements placed on it by the courts, the Marshals Service or the Attorney General. Additionally, he has oversight of a Violent Offender Task Force of 21 partner agencies. Marshal Whitehorn has established and sustained internal and external partnerships at all levels of the government, community, and corporate spheres that have assisted with successful, well-coordinated operations in support of law enforcement programs and security missions throughout the district.

Marshal Whitehorn previously served as the Chief of Police for Shreveport, Louisiana. Prior to being appointed to Chief of Police he served as the Deputy Secretary for Public Safety Services and the Louisiana State Police Superintendent. As a member of the State Police, Whitehorn served as a Trooper, Narcotics Trooper, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, Major, Lieutenant Colonel and finally Superintendent. Prior to his State Police service, he also served as a patrolman with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. He is a United States Air Force veteran who served his country honorably from 1973 to 1977.

Marshal Whitehorn graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Louisiana State University – Shreveport, and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Grambling State University. He has completed numerous law enforcement schools, including the FBI National Academy (170th Session) and the FBI National Executive Institute (28th Session). In addition, he has completed coursework at Harvard Kennedy School. is an official site of the U.S. Federal Government, U.S. Department of Justice