Jul 15 2010
WASHINGTON – Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) issued the following statement responding to President Obama's decision to nominate Joseph A. Papili to be the United States Marshal for the State of Delaware:
“Joe Papili's career of public service in Delaware has been exceptional. In nominating him to be the next US Marshal for Delaware the President has made a wise choice. I am already urging my colleagues to see that he is confirmed as quickly as possible.”
“Joe will have big shoes to fill; the current US Marshal Dave Thomas has done an excellent job in the position and the people of Delaware are in his debt for his high degree of professionalism and his commitment to the Marshal service over the past eight years.”
Joseph Papili is a twenty-four and a half year veteran of the Delaware State Police. Holding the rank of Major, he is the Special Operations Officer currently overseeing the Intelligence, Homeland Security, Homicide, Tactical, and other specialized units within the agency. He has been a member of the Executive Staff of the State Police since 1999. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware in 1983.