Stevens County sheriff nominated for U.S. Marshal
President Barack Obama has nominated Stevens County Sheriff Craig Thayer to serve as U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Washington, which encompasses most of the state east of the Cascade Mountains.
The announcement came today, along with the nomination of the Knoxville, Tenn., police chief for a similar post in Tennessee.
“These law enforcement professionals have demonstrated a selfless dedication to public service through their careers,” Obama said in a news release. “I am grateful for their willingness to serve and protect the American people.”
Thayer is currently serving his 16th year as Stevens County Sheriff. He began working for that department in 1972 and he holds a law degree from Gonzaga University. He also is past president of both the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs and the Washington State Sheriffs’ Association.