U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on the Senate's confirmation of Holt:
"I'm pleased the Senate has moved so quickly to confirm Jeff Holt to be U.S. Marshal for West Tennessee. Jeff has had a long career in law enforcement in West Tennessee, including sixteen years as Sheriff of Dyer County, and I know he's looking forward to continuing to serve in this new role."
President Barrack Obama nominated Holt to serve as U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Tennessee on Aug. 4.
Holt was elected as sheriff of Dyer County in 1994. He has experience as a criminal investigator for the District Attorney's office of the 29th Judicial District of Tennessee in Dyersburg, a trooper with the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a chief investigator for the Fayette County Sheriff's Office and as the chief of police of Bolivar, Tenn. He received his bachelor's degree in criminal justice in 1977 from the University of Tennessee at Martin.