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U.S. Marshal Nominees - 111th Congress

Southern District of Indiana

Kerry Forestal, to be U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Indiana

Nominated by President Obama on February 4, 2010

Kerry Forestal is the Chief Deputy of Marion County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana, where he oversees 1,000 employees. He joined the Department as a Deputy Sheriff in 1977, served as a Detective in the Narcotics and Vice Section from 1986 to 1991, and worked his way through the ranks to his current position. Specialized assignments during his law enforcement career include service on the Integrated Threat Analysis Group and involvement with the complex security elements of the Indianapolis 500. In addition to his extensive professional training, Forestal studied criminal justice and public administration at Ball State University and at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis. is an official site of the U.S. Federal Government, U.S. Department of Justice