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Crapo, Risch Statement on Brent Bunn Nomination as U.S. Marshal

Washington, D.C. – The White House announced today its intent to nominate former Bear Lake County Sheriff Brent Bunn to serve as United States Marshal for the District of Idaho.  Following the announcement, Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch issued the following statements: 

“Brent has had a distinguished career in law enforcement for over four decades,” said Senator Crapo, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee which has jurisdiction over Bunn’s nomination.  “Brent’s extensive career serving the people of Idaho as a dispatcher, patrolman, deputy sheriff and sheriff make him a considerably qualified fit for the U.S. Marshals Service.  He has earned the respect of his colleagues as demonstrated by his various leadership positions through the Idaho Sheriffs Association, the Idaho Counties Risk Management Program and the Idaho Association of Counties.  He will serve Idaho well, and I look forward to working with my colleagues on the Senate Judiciary Committee to advance his nomination as quickly as possible.” 

"From working as a dispatcher to serving as Sheriff for the past 32 years, Brent Bunn has dedicated his life to enforcing the rule of law and protecting Idahoans," said Senator Risch.  "Throughout his long and honorable tenure as a member of our law enforcement community, Brent has held several leadership positions and been recognized for his outstanding work.  I have full confidence in his ability to execute the duties of a U.S. Marshal with excellence and I look forward to seeing him confirmed." 

A native of Montpelier, Idaho, Brent Bunn has dedicated more than 41 years of service in law enforcement.  He most recently served 32 years as Bear Lake County Sheriff, a record for the state of Idaho, before his retirement in 2016.  Mr. Bunn has served in a variety of leadership roles including 16 years of service on the Idaho Counties Risk Management Program Board of Directors, and has earned several awards during his tenure.  He is a graduate of Bear Lake High School and Brigham Young University. 

The Senate Judiciary Committee is responsible for scheduling Mr. Bunn’s hearing, which has yet to be determined. 

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