U.S. Marshal Gerald Holt to retire after 46 years in law enforcement

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) U.S. Marshal Gerald S. Holt is retiring after 46 years in law enforcement.

Holt has been in his role for the Western District of Virginia since 2010.

Before his time as U.S. marshal, Holt was the Sheriff of Roanoke County for 18 years. He has worked over 30 years for Roanoke Co. in multiple positions.

Also during his days working in law enforcement, Holt has served as the chairman of the Western Virginia Regional Jail Authority Board, an adviser at the Roanoke County Criminal Justice Academy and the state chairman of the Virginia Crime Prevention Association.

Holt also was very involved with the Special Olympics and even served as state chairman.

He will officially retire June 30. Chief Deputy Richard “Brad” Sellers will become acting U.S. Marshal on July 1.