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Alumna Louise Kelton is nominated to be US Marshal




Cumberland University alumna Louise Kelton is nominated to be US Marshal


President Barack Obama has nominated Cumberland University alumna Louise W. Kelton to

serve as United States Marshal for the Middle District of Tennessee. Kelton is Deputy Chief of

Investigative Services with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, having served with

the agency 31 years.


A distinguished Cumberland alumna, Kelton graduated from the university with a Master of

Science in Public Service Management in 1999.


In an announcement released by the White House, Obama recognized the achievements of

Kelton and a marshal nominee for the District of Rhode Island, Jamie A. Hainsworth.


“These dedicated law enforcement officials have devoted their careers to serving and protecting

the American people, distinguishing themselves as the best and brightest at every turn,” Obama

said. “I am grateful for their service and honored to nominate them as United States Marshals.”


Kelton currently oversees the six divisions of Metropolitan Nashville’s Investigative Services

Bureau, having joined the agency in 1980. She served as the department’s Commander of the

North Precinct operations for four years before being appointed Deputy Chief in 2008.


“I am deeply honored to receive President Obama’s nomination for the post of Middle

Tennessee’s U.S. Marshal,” said Kelton, in a statement released by the Nashville police

department. “I have devoted my professional career to law enforcement in Nashville and am

proud to serve as a member of the Metropolitan Police Department. I now look forward to the

U.S. Senate’s confirmation process.”