Pamerleau sworn in as US marshal

Former sheriff is first woman to serve as marshal in Western District of Texas

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SAN ANTONIO – Former Bexar County Sheriff Susan Pamerleau was sworn in Monday as U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Texas.

Pamerleau took the oath of office before Chief U.S. Judge Orlando Garcia at the John H. Wood United States Courthouse in San Antonio.

She is the first woman to serve as the U.S. marshal for the district since it was established 161 years ago.

"I'm ready to get to work and excited to continue making our communities and our nation safe," Pamerleau said in a news release. "There are great people in the U.S. marshal's service who do important work, and I look forward to the continued partnership with our federal, state and local law enforcement agencies as we track down fugitives and protect the federal judicial system in the Western District of Texas."

Pamerleau was nominated by President Trump in April and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in August.

She has also served as senior vice president at USAA and retired as major general from the U.S. Air Force after 32 years. 

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