Russell Coleman sworn in as United States Attorney

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Russell Coleman has been sworn in to become United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

Coleman was nominated by President Donald Trump back in July and confirmed by the United States Senate on September 14.

Wilson said “I am deeply honored to be appointed by the President to serve alongside the talented professionals of the Western District U.S. Attorney's Office,” stated United States Attorney Russell Coleman. “At a time when our Commonwealth is losing its sons and daughters to drug overdoses at the highest rate in its history and our largest city is enduring an unprecedented increase in its murder rate, I am committed to using every statutory tool in our toolkit to aggressively aid our law enforcement partners in this fight.”

According to a press release, as United States Attorney, Coleman is the top-ranking federal law enforcement official in the Western District of Kentucky.

The Western District of Kentucky encompasses 53 counties with a population of more than 2.2 million, two military installations, and four federal judicial divisions with courthouses in Louisville, Bowling Green, Paducah, and Owensboro.

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