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VOL. 124 | NO. 47 | Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Jolley Resigns As U.S. Marshal Effective April

By Bill Dries

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David G. Jolley, the U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Tennessee, is resigning effective April 25.

Jolley announced his resignation today to become assistant director of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) police.

Jolley was appointed U.S. Marshal by President George W. Bush in 2002. A change in the White House usually means a new appointee to such offices.

The highest ranking federal elected officials of the President’s party are normally consulted by the White House for advice on who to appoint to such a regional position. Jolley was recommended by then U.S. Senators Fred Thompson and Bill Frist.

The Marshals Service is part of the U.S. Justice Department. Marshals pursue federal fugitives and supervise all federal prisoners awaiting prosecution in federal courts. They also oversee federal court security as well as the protection of federal judges. The office also manages the holding and auction of assets that are seized in federal civil and criminal court cases.

The West Tennessee operation has 34 men and women.

Jolley will be moving to Knoxville to take the TVA post. Later this year, he is expected to become director of TVA Police when the current director Jim Carver retires.

Jolley came to the U.S. Marshal’s position from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation where he had been a special agent since 1983.

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