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U.S. Marshal Nominees - 113th Congress

Gary L. Blankinship to be United States Marshal, Southern District of Texas

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. is an official site of the U.S. Federal Government, U.S. Department of Justice