Charleston, WV – Deputy U.S. Marshal James “Jimmy” Habib, 45,
died off duty due to natural causes at his residence in Fayetteville,
West Virginia, on May 21, 2020.
Habib was a 17-year veteran of
the U.S. Marshals Service with assignments to Superior Court in
Washington D.C. and the Western District of Kentucky, prior to his
assignment to the Southern District of West Virginia. He was the Deputy
in Charge of court operations for the Beckley Office and served as the
Tactical Training Officer for the Southern District of West Virginia.
Habib served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged. He
worked as a law enforcement officer in Jefferson County, New York, prior
to entering the Marshals Service in September 2003.
United States Marshal Jimmy Habib was an outstanding law enforcement
officer and a loving father to his two children. His outgoing
personality and his passion for sharing his knowledge of operational
tactics with fellow law enforcement officers will be greatly missed.
With his passing, West Virginia has lost a native son who exemplified
the United States Marshals Service’s motto of ‘Justice, Integrity, and
Service.’” – Michael Baylous, United States Marshal, Southern District
of West Virginia.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
First Federal Law Enforcement Agency