President Barack Obama has nominated former Kansas City, Kan., Police Chief Ronald Lee Miller to serve as U.S. marshal for Kansas.
The announcement was made Thursday in a news release from the White House.
Obama said Miller, who now serves as police chief in Topeka, has dedicated his career to protecting his fellow citizens. The president said Miller has displayed courage and persistence in the pursuit of justice.
Miller has led the Topeka Police Department since 2006. He joined the Kansas City, Kan., department in 1972 as a patrol officer and became chief in 2000.
Miller has also served as a consultant for the Police Foundation and the civil rights division of the U.S. Justice Department.
The Associated Press