TOPEKA, Kan. -- President Barack Obama has nominated Topeka 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 says Miller has dedicated his career to protecting his fellow citizens. The president says Miller has displayed courage and persistence in the pursuit of justice.
Miller has been Topeka's police chief since 2006. He joined the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department in 1972 as a patrol officer and became chief of that department in 2000.
Miller has also served as a consultant for the Police Foundation and the civil rights division of the U.S. Justice Department.