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Senate Confirms Brent Bunn of Montpelier to Serve as U.S. Marshal

Washington, D.C. – After 41 years of service in law enforcement, Retired Bear Lake County Sheriff Brent Bunn has been unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as U.S. Marshal for the District of Idaho. 

“Mr. Bunn’s decades of service in Idaho law enforcement gained him wide-reaching support from his peers and community,” said U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho).  “I congratulate him on his confirmation as a U.S. Marshal for Idaho and know he will continue to protect and serve Idahoans well.” 

“Having faithfully served the people of Bear Lake County for more than three decades as a dispatcher, patrolman, deputy sheriff, and ultimately as county sheriff, Mr. Bunn has long earned the respect of Idaho’s law enforcement community,” said U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho).  “I know he will do an exemplary job protecting and serving our state in his new role as U.S. Marshal for Idaho, and I offer him my sincere congratulations as he begins his new post.”

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.