Spokesman for West Virginia State Police nominated for U.S. marshal

The White House says President Donald Trump has nominated West Virginia State Police Lt. Michael Baylous as a U.S. marshal. (Photo Courtesy of Lt. Michael Baylous)

The spokesman for the West Virginia State Police has been nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as the U.S. marshal for the Southern District of West Virginia.

Lt. Michael Baylous is the public information officer for the State Police, where he has served since 1994. He is one of five candidates the president has nominated for confirmation as a U.S. marshal, according to a news release from the White House.

Prior to joining the West Virginia State Police, Baylous served in the Marine Corps Reserves in Cross Lanes from 1987 to 1995.

Baylous holds a master of arts in government and public administration from Regent University, a bachelor of arts degree in political science from the West Virginia University and an associate of arts in police science from Marshall University.

U.S. marshals perform the essential functions of protecting the federal judiciary, apprehending fugitives, transporting prisoners and protecting witnesses.

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