Donald W. Washington, Director, U.S. Marshals Service

Donald W. Washington

Director, U.S. Marshals Service

Donald W. Washington was born in Sulphur Springs, Texas. He graduated from the United States Military Academy and was commissioned in the U.S. Army, later the Army Reserve. He served ten years in the military after which he moved to the private sector and began working as an engineer. At that time, he also attended and graduated from the South Texas College of Law with his Juris Doctor.

Washington practiced both corporate and private law until he was appointed U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana by President George W. Bush. He held that position for ten years until he was nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as Director of the U.S. Marshals Service.

He was confirmed by the Senate and sworn in at the end of March 2019.

In the News…

In Southern Ohio and Southern West Virginia during the month of October, the U.S. Marshals Service recovered 445 missing children.

Operation Autumn Hope has been a multi-agency enforcement operation focused on human trafficking and the location and recovery of missing and exploited children. During the operation, 45 missing children were recovered and 169 arrests were made by the Central Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force and U.S. Marshals in conjunction with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.

Twenty children were also located per requests of law enforcement to ensure the child’s well-being.

During one of the missing child recoveries, a loaded gun was recovered. The 15-year-old male juvenile had two warrants and is suspected in multiple shootings and a homicide. Another case involved a high-risk 15-year-old girl who went missing from Cleveland. Information developed from that recovery linked her and other possible victims to an individual suspected of human trafficking. Each recovery had its unique set of circumstances.

Over the past five years, the USMS says it has recovered missing children in 75 percent of the cases it has received.

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Director Washington today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Donald W. Washington
Director, U.S. Marshals Service
215 S. Clark St.
Arlington, VA 22202


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