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Holt confirmed for marshal

Former Roanoke County Sheriff Gerald Holt has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Virginia.

Holt’s confirmation was hailed by Virginia’s two U.S. Senators, Jim Webb and Mark Warner.

“I congratulate Gerald Holt on his confirmation. His decades of service in Roanoke County have well qualified him for his new role as U.S. Marshal,” said Senator Webb.

“Gerald Holt has worked in Roanoke County law enforcement for 40 years, and he spent almost half that time as Sheriff. He is remarkably qualified for this new role as U.S. Marshal, and I congratulate him on today’s confirmation by the Senate,” said Senator Warner.

Among the functions of the U.S. Marshal Service are apprehending federal fugitives, protecting the federal judiciary, operating the witness security program, transporting federal prisoners, and seizing property acquired through illegal activities.

By Peter Vieth

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