Warner & Kaine Applaud Senate Confirmation of Shannon R. Saylor to be the U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Virginia
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine released the following statement regarding the confirmation of Shannon R. Saylor to be the United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Virginia—which operates courts in Alexandria, Newport News, Norfolk, and Richmond—for a term of four years:
“Throughout his time in the Army, as a police officer, and with the Eastern District of Virginia, Shannon R. Saylor has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to justice and service. We are proud to have recommended him to the President and to have voted for his confirmation and have every confidence that his experience has prepared him to properly execute the important duties of this role.”
U.S. Marshals protect the federal courts, apprehend federal fugitives, and operate the Witness Security Program.
Beginning in 2021, Saylor has been serving as the Acting United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Virginia. From 2020 to 2021, he served as the Chief Deputy United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Virginia, following his tenure as Assistant Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal from 2019 to 2020 and as a Deputy from 2005 to 2019. Prior to joining the Eastern District of Virginia, Saylor was a police officer with the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department in Savannah, Georgia, and served in the United States Army.