THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts) ______________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release September 2, 1997
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES KENNETH RAY MCFERRAN AS UNITED STATES MARSHAL FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
President Clinton today announced his intent to nominate Kenneth Ray McFerran to serve as United States Marshal for the Western District of Arkansas.
Mr. Kenneth Ray McFerran, of Charleston, Arkansas, was an Arkansas State Police Officer from 1965 to 1987, where he was promoted to the rank of Major in 1978. He also served as Commander of the Criminal Division, the Personnel Division, Criminal Apprehension Patrol, and of the state's first Underwater Recovery Team. After he left the Arkansas State Police force, Mr. McFerran served as the Chief of Police in Ozark, Arkansas from February 1989 to 1992. He is currently a farmer in Charleston, Arkansas. Mr. McFerran attended the FBI National Academy in 1972, and has since received training at several specialty seminars. He received a B.S. degree from the University of the Ozarks.
The United States Marshal Service is responsible for providing support and protection for the Federal Courts, apprehending Federal fugitives, operating the Federal Witness Security program, maintaining custody of and transporting Federal prisoners, and responding to emergency crisis situations.