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Senators Lankford, Inhofe Applaud US Marshal Appointments for Oklahoma

WASHINGTON, DC – Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Jim Inhofe (R-OK) today applauded the President’s nomination of Frank Coffman to be the US Marshal for the Eastern District of Oklahoma and Johnny Lee Kuhlman to be the US Marshal for the Western District of Oklahoma. 

“I am confident in the abilities of both Johnny Lee Kuhlman and Frank Coffman to serve Oklahoma well as United States Marshals,” said Lankford. “They have a long history of public service and expert knowledge on security and law enforcement issues. I am confident that my colleagues in the Senate will recognize their value to our US Marshal Service and I look forward to their quick confirmation.”

“Frank Coffman and Johnny Lee Kuhlman have distinguished and exemplary careers in law enforcement,” said Inhofe. “I commend Frank Coffman for his nomination to serve as US Marshal for the Eastern District of Oklahoma and Johnny Lee Kuhlman to serve as US Marshal for the Western District. I believe they will continue to serve the people of Oklahoma well in their new roles and look forward to their swift confirmation.” 

The United States Marshals perform the essential functions of protecting the Federal judiciary, apprehending fugitives, transporting prisoners, and protecting witnesses. 

Frank M. Coffman is currently a Senior Special Agent for the US Secret Service, where he has served since 1998. Over his 18-year career with the US Secret Service, he has supported the Muskogee, Chicago, Houston, Tulsa, and Oklahoma City field offices. As a shift leader from 2003 to 2007, Mr. Coffman managed President George W. Bush’s security detail. Prior to joining the Secret Service, he served as a police officer with the Norman Police Department and a US Probation Officer in the Northern District of Oklahoma. From 1986 to 1988, he served as an Armor Officer, 1st Lieutenant in the United States Army. Mr. Coffman holds a BS in political science from Oklahoma State University and an MS in criminal justice from Northeastern State University.

Mr. Kuhlman is currently the Deputy Chief of the Investigations Bureau for the Oklahoma City Police Department. He began his law enforcement career in 1980 as a patrol officer with the Houston Police Department. In 1983, he joined the Oklahoma City Police Department as a patrol officer, and has risen through the ranks and served in almost every capacity over the course of his 34-year career with the department. Mr. Kuhlman holds an AD in police science technology from Oklahoma State University and a BS in organizational leadership from Southern Nazarene University.