Resignation Letter of United States Attorney Russell Coleman
(STL.News) “Today I submitted my resignation to the President and Acting Attorney General, effective January 20. For a guy whose childhood dream job as an FBI Agent ended early due to a spinal injury, serving as the chief federal law enforcement officer in the place I love, and for the people I’ve known all my life, has been a humbling honor.
I leave this office with gratitude and awe.
Gratitude for the statesmanship and friendship of Senator McConnell who recommended me for this position, to Senator Paul who supported me, and to the White House for the opportunity.
Awe at the gravity of the mission of protecting the families of our West Kentucky district, and of the caliber of the committed public servants of YOUR United States Attorney’s Office. Cynicism abounds regarding government institutions, but we are so fortunate to have good and talented people staffing both this office and serving in federal law enforcement in our Commonwealth.
I traveled to each of the 53 counties in our district seeking ways to be a more responsive partner to business & community leaders, Commonwealth’s Attorneys, sheriffs, and police departments of all sizes.