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U.S. Marshals' Biographies

John Gibbons

Marshal John Gibbons

John Gibbons was appointed by President Barack Obama in December 2009, and was sworn in as the United States Marshal for the District of Massachusetts on January 13, 2010. John Gibbons is the first African American United States Marshal for the District of Massachusetts. As Marshal, his responsibilities encompass leading and directing operations, including security and protection of the United States Courts, criminal investigations, fugitive apprehension, execution of federal court orders and other law enforcement activities for the 14 counties that make up the District of Massachusetts.

John M. Garrison

Marshal John M. Garrison

He was initially sworn-in on February 4, 2019 by Rodney Gilstrap, Chief Judge for the Eastern District of Texas. Marshal Garrison currently oversees 42 personnel in the district with an annual operating budget of over 20 million dollars for operating expenses, which includes the secure care and custody of federal detainees, judicial security, apprehending fugitives and non-compliant sex offenders, and seizing and managing assets acquired by criminals through illegal activities.

Johnny L. Hughes

Marshal Johnny L. Hughes

Johnny L. Hughes became the 33rd Marshal for the District of Maryland on February 14, 2002, following his appointment by President George W. Bush and confirmation by the United States Senate on February 8, 2002. Prior to becoming United States Marshal, Mr. Hughes was Director of the National High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Congressional Affairs and Public Information Office under the office of National Drug Control Policy. He was appointed to that position July 1, 1996.

Johnny L. Kuhlman

Marshal Johnny L. Kuhlman

Johnny L. Kuhlman was sworn-in as the United States Marshal for the Western District of Oklahoma on April 2, 2018. As U.S. Marshal, Kuhlman is responsible for 40 counties of Central and Western Oklahoma, including Oklahoma City. His responsibilities encompass leading and directing operations, including security and protection of the United States Courts, criminal investigations, fugitive apprehension, execution of federal court orders and other law enforcement activities.

Joseph McClain

Marshal Joseph Dan McClain

Joseph "Dan" McClain was appointed by President Donald J. Trump to become the United States Marshal for the Southern District of Indiana in April, 2018. As the United States Marshal, McClain ensures the protection of the Federal Judiciary and the apprehension of fugitives at the federal, state, and local levels. Marshal McClain's first career was with the United States Navy where he served from 1982 until 1995.

Juan Mattos Jr.

Marshal Juan Mattos

Juan Mattos, Jr. was appointed by President Barack Obama to become the United States Marshal for the District of New Jersey in July, 2011. As the United States Marshal, Mattos ensures the protection of the Federal Judiciary and the apprehension of fugitives at the federal, state, and local levels. Marshal Mattos manages the operations of the district headquarters and two geographically separated sub-offices and provides oversight of a combination of 30 Deputy U.S. Marshals and 94 Court Security Officers.

Kerry L. Pettingill

Marshal Kerry L. Pettingill

Kerry L. Pettingill was appointed by President Donald J. Trump on September 30, 2019 as the U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Oklahoma. The U.S. Marshals Service is the federal government's primary agency for fugitive investigations and security of the federal judiciary and courts.

Kim V. Gaffney

Marshal Kim V. Gaffney

On February 4th, 2019, Kim V. Gaffney was sworn-in as the 20th United States Marshal for the Western District of Wisconsin. As the United States Marshal for the Western District of Wisconsin, Gaffney is responsible for enforcing all orders of the United States District Court in the western 40,000 square miles of Wisconsin. Marshal Gaffney was elected three times as Marquette County Sheriff, serving from 2007 to 2019. Throughout his executive career, Marshal Gaffney provided leadership for several professional police organizations.

LaDon A. Reynolds

LaDon Reynolds was nominated on November 12, 2021 to be the U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of Illinois. Previously, Marshal Reynolds served as the Chief of Police and the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for the Oak Park Police Department in Illinois since 2019, and served in the Oak Park Police Department since 1994.

Mark B. Shepherd

U.S. Marshal Mark B. Shepherd

As the United States Marshal, Shepherd leads U.S. Marshals Service activities for the Southern District of Mississippi. Marshal Shepherd began his law enforcement career in 1983 as a patrolman with the McComb Mississippi Police Department. He rose through the ranks of the Department and retired in 2003 as Lieutenant and SWAT Commander. He was elected and served as Pike County Sheriff for three terms from 2004-2015. Marshal Shepherd served as President of Mississippi Sheriff's Association from 2013-2014.

Mark F. Sloke

Marshal Mark Sloke

As Marshal, his responsibilities encompass leading and directing operations, including security and protection of the United States Courts, criminal investigations, fugitive apprehension, execution of federal court orders and other law enforcement activities. Marshal Sloke began his law enforcement career in 1976 working for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Mark S. James

Mark S. James

Prior to his appointment, Marshal James served as Chancellor of the fourth largest public college system in the State of Missouri overseeing five college campus presidents and an administrative center serving over 35,000 students annually. In his first few months as Chancellor, Marshal James disarmed a knife-wielding attacker who had stabbed a college dean. Luckily and ironically, Marshal James was selected as Chancellor following a law enforcement career of over 31 years of combined service.