Former Sheriff nominated to serve as U.S. Marshal for Idaho

Former Bear Lake County Sheriff Brent Bunn has been nominated to serve as the U.S. Marshal for Idaho.

Bunn recently received the nomination from The White House and will await confirmation by the U.S. Senate sometime in the next few months.

If confirmed, Bunn will replace Brian Underwood, who has served in that position since 2010.

Brent has had a distinguished career in law enforcement for over four decades,” said Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee which has jurisdiction over Bunn’s nomination. “Brent’s extensive career serving the people of Idaho as a dispatcher, patrolman, deputy sheriff and sheriff make him a considerably qualified fit for the U.S. Marshals Service.”

Bunn has spent more than 41 years in law enforcement. He retired in 2016 after 32 years as Bear Lake County Sheriff, a record for the state of Idaho.

A native of Montpelier, Idaho, Bunn is a graduate of Bear Lake High School and Brigham Young University.

”Brent Bunn has dedicated his life to enforcing the rule of law and protecting Idahoans,” said Idaho Senator Jim Risch. “Throughout his long and honorable tenure as a member of our law enforcement community, Brent has held several leadership positions and been recognized for his outstanding work.”

Both Idaho Senators say they look forward to seeing Bunn confirmed.

The Senate Judiciary Committee is responsible for scheduling Bunn’s hearing, which has yet to be determined.

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