President Obama has nominated Steven O’Donnell, a former deputy superintendent of the Rhode Island state police, to be US marshal for the state, the White House announced this morning.
“Throughout his distinguished career, Steven O’Donnell has served his country with great courage and commitment,” Obama said in a statement. “It is my honor to nominate him to continue protecting the American people as a United States Marshal.”
The White House-provided bio: Steven O’Donnell currently teaches courses on organized crime, criminal justice, and undercover operations at Roger Williams University and Salve Regina University. He has over 25 years of law enforcement experience, including 22 years with the Rhode Island State Police Department, where he served as Deputy Superintendent and Chief of Field Operations, Field Operations Officer, and Detective Commander. He received his BS from the University of New Haven and his MS from Salve Regina University. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy.
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