LOUISVILLE, Ky. (KT) - A long-time officer with the Louisville Metro Police Department has been nominated by President Donald Trump to serves as the new U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Kentucky.
Gary B. Burman, currently a lieutenant with the LMPD, has served in law enforcement since 1980.
He began his law enforcement career as a Louisville police patrol officer in 1980. In 1989, he accepted a position as a Special Agent with the FBI for one year.
Burman returned to the LMPD in 1990 and rose through the ranks to hold such positions as Third Platoon Commander, Criminal Intelligence Unit Commander, Special Response Team Commander, and currently, as Commander of the Dignitary Protection and Threat Assessment Units.
When asked by fellow officers for a post on the LMPD Facebook page how it felt to be nominated, Burman said: “I consider the nomination to be a privilege and great honor.”
“I would like to congratulate Lieutenant Gary Burman of the Louisville Metro Police Department on being selected by President Trump to serve as the U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Kentucky," said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. "Lt. Burman will bring to this role nearly four decades of experience in law enforcement, including in multiple leadership positions. He clearly has the qualifications and preparation needed to excel. I would like to thank Lt. Burman for his willingness to continue his public service on behalf of Kentucky and the nation, and I look forward to the Senate confirming his nomination.”
Burman, earned a B.S. in Commerce from the University of Louisville, must receive confirmation from the U.S. Senate. No timetable on the confirmation vote has been made.