El Paso police leader nominated for U.S. Marshal

President Obama nominates Robert R. Almonte to be U.S. Marshal for Texas' Western District


By Ramon Bracamontes
El Paso Times

EL PASO — President Barack Obama wants El Pasoan Robert R. Almonte to be the new U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Texas.

Obama nominated Almonte on Thursday. The U.S. Senate still has to confirm Almonte, 53, who is executive director of the Texas Narcotics Officers Association and a former deputy chief of the El Paso Police Department.

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