For Immediate Release
|April 15, 2014||
Art Fernandez, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
Southern District of Texas (713) 718-4259
Formal Ceremony Installing New U.S. Marshal for the
Southern District of "The Great State of Texas"
The U.S. Marshals Service for the Southern
District of Texas, announces the Investiture Ceremony of newly appointed
Marshal Gary Blankinship, U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Texas.
The investiture will be held on Thursday April 17, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. The
ceremony will be at The Historical 1910 Courthouse, 301 Fannin St, Houston,
TX 77002. Distinguished guests already scheduled to attend include Texas
State Senators Joan J. Huffman and John Whitmire (The Dean of the Texas
Senate), and U.S. Congressman Gene Green. "It is truly a humbling honor to
be joining the first federal law enforcement agency in the country, and to
lead it in this capacity gives me great pride" said Marshal Blankinship.
Marshal Gary Blankinship, a former Top Cops
Award winner, was employed by the Houston Police Department from 1982-2012
and retired as a Senior Police Officer. Prior to his service with the
Houston Police, Marshal Blankinship was employed by the Harris County
Sheriff’s Office. He served as Vice President for the National Association
of Police Organizations, and he was one of the 4 founders of the Assist the
Officer Foundation following the death of his partner in the line of duty.
*For this event, cameras will be permitted in the courtroom.
Anonymous tips can be made by texting 411TIPS (847411) keyword GULFCOAST or by going to www.usmarshals.gov/district/tx-s/index.html.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.
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