U.S. Marshals' Biographies
Juan Mattos Jr.
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.
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
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.
Kirk M. Taylor
Kirk M. Taylor was nominated by President Joseph R. Biden Jr., confirmed by the United States Senate, and appointed on October 18, 2022, to serve as the United States Marshal (USM) for the District of Colorado.
LaDon A. Reynolds
LaDon Reynolds was nominated on November 12, 2021 to be the U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of Illinois. Mr. Reynolds held numerous leadership positions while at the department, including Detective Commander.
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
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.
Michael C. McGowan
Michael C. McGowan was sworn in as the United States Marshal for the District of Delaware on October 30, 2015. Marshal McGowan is responsible for the management, administration, and direction of operations throughout the District of Delaware.
Michael D. Black
The Honorable Michael D. Black was nominated by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., confirmed by the United States Senate, and appointed on January 3, 2023, to serve as the United States Marshal (USM) for the Southern District of Ohio.
Michael T. Baylous
United States Marshal Michael T. Baylous began his law enforcement career as a Trooper within the West Virginia State Police. During his career with the West Virginia State Police, he served as a Field Trooper, an Investigator within the Bureau of Criminal Investigations, the Public Information Officer, and a Troop Logistical Officer.
Owen M. Cypher
U.S. Marshal Owen M. Cypher began his career in law enforcement in 1995, when he enlisted into the United States Marine Corps to serve as a military police officer. While attending military police school, he was recruited and selected to serve as a guard for the Presidential Helicopter Squadron. U.S. Marshal Cypher served as a Marine-1 Security Officer.
Peter J. Elliott
In March 2003, Peter J. Elliott was appointed by President George W. Bush as United States Marshal for the Northern District of Ohio after being unanimously confirmed by the Senate. He was subsequently retained by President Barack Obama in 2009 and by President Donald J. Trump in 2017. Marshal Elliott is the longest serving United States Marshal in the history of Ohio.