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Trump taps State Patrol retiree as next U.S. marshal for Nebraska

April 11, 2018 GMT

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has tapped Scott Kracl as Nebraska’s next U.S. marshal.

He’s a veteran of the Nebraska State Patrol, having served for 29 years before retiring in 2017.

“Scott Kracl’s experience and dedication to public safety will serve Nebraska well,” said Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., in a press release. “His 30 years of service on the Nebraska State Patrol was the reason I recommended Scott to the president.”

He must be confirmed to the post by the Senate.

Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., said U.S. marshals “owe our communities an unwavering commitment to integrity and the rule of law,” and Kracl’s decades of service to the state will provide that.

Gov. Pete Ricketts congratulated Kracl on his nomination and said he was well qualified for the role. “I urge the U.S. Senate to take up his nomination quickly.”