Coweta Sheriff Yeager tapped as Ga.’s top U.S. marshal by Pres. Trump

Coweta County Sheriff Mike Yeager (white shirt, at podium) in 2017. File photo.
Coweta County Sheriff Mike Yeager (white shirt, at podium) in 2017. File photo.

Longtime Coweta County Sheriff Mike Yeager is up for nomination by President Donald Trump to fill the vacancy for the chief U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of Georgia.

U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga., on June 7 support the appointment.

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

“Georgia is home to some of the most impressive law enforcement officers in the nation,” said Perdue. “I applaud President Trump on nominating Sheriff Michael Yeager. He will serve our nation well and make Georgia proud.”

Yeager has served as the sheriff of Coweta County, Ga., since his election to the position in 1993. He has nearly four decades of law enforcement experience, beginning as a patrolman with the Newnan Police Department in 1980. Yeager is the current chairman of the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council, serves on the Board of the Georgia Department of Community Supervision and serves as a member of the state’s Immigration Enforcement Review Board. He is an active member and past president of the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association and a past president of the Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes.

Yeager currently serves as president of the Constitutional Officers Association of Georgia, which consists of all current sheriffs, probate judges, tax commissioners and superior/state court clerks of Georgia. In 2006, Yeager received both the Georgia Sheriff of the Year Award and the Governor’s Public Safety Award for Outstanding Contribution to Profession.