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Trump nominates Coweta sheriff as US marshal
Mike Yeager would serve as marshal for Northern District of Georgia
Mike Yeager
Michael S. 'Mike' Yeager became the sheriff of Coweta County, Ga., in 1993.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump nominated Coweta County Sheriff Michael S. “Mike” Yeager to be the U.S. marshal for north Georgia.

The White House announced the nomination Thursday. It was part of Trump’s ninth wave of nominations for the position of U.S. marshal since taking office in January 2017.

Yeager lives in Moreland and is in his seventh term as the sheriff of Coweta County. He is the chairman of the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council and president of the Constitutional Officers Association of Georgia.

He is a past president of the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association and the Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes.

Yeager is a past president of the Newnan Kiwanis Club.

He is a graduate of Newnan High School, and he attended West Georgia College and Brenau College. He and his wife, retired educator Beverly Yeager, have two children and one granddaughter.

“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, R-Ga., said.

“I look forward to working with Sheriff Yeager through his Senate confirmation process.”

Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., said “some of the most impressive law enforcement officers in the nation” hail from the Peach State.

“I applaud President Trump on nominating Sheriff Michael Yeager,” Perdue said. “He will serve our nation well and make Georgia proud.”