Patrick announces resignation
HOUSTON (STL.News) U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick has announced he will resign as chief law enforcement officer for the Southern District of Texas (SDTX) effective midnight Feb. 28.
“It has been the honor of a lifetime to serve our nation and our state as United States Attorney,” said Patrick. “The Southern District is staffed with amazing career men and women who wake up every day ready to represent the United States, and I consider it a high honor that I was able to do the same alongside them for the past three years.”
Patrick was the 23rd presidentially-appointed U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas (SDTX). He was responsible for prosecuting and defending the interests of the United States in one of the largest districts in the country – covering 44,000 square miles and representing nearly nine million people. He oversaw over 450 employees, including approximately 210 Assistant U.S. Attorneys who cover the seven offices across the district.
In just over three years as U.S. Attorney, prosecutors in his office charged nearly 25,000 defendants in almost 22,000 cases consistently ranking as the top or second highest district nationally in overall criminal prosecutions.