Georgia’s two U.S. senators both support Yeager for the job.
“Sheriff Yeager’s experience throughout so many facets of law enforcement demonstrates that he has the wisdom and expertise appropriate for a U.S. Marshal,” Sen. Johnny Isakson said in a statement. “I look forward to working with Sheriff Yeager through his Senate confirmation process.”
“Georgia is home to some of the most impressive law enforcement officers in the nation,” Sen. David Perdue said. “I applaud President Trump on nominating Sheriff Michael Yeager. He will serve our nation well and make Georgia proud.”
Yeager said he is grateful for the planned nomination.
“It’s been a huge honor to be nominated,” he told the Newnan Times-Herald.
The marshals service is the enforcement agency of the federal courts and the federal government’s top agency for investigating fugitives.