According to the BHC, Washington County Sheriff Fred Newman is in the running for the US Marshal for the Western District of Virginia. Many of you know that I wholeheartedly endorsed Sheriff Newman in his reelection bid for Sheriff. I have found Fred Newman to be competent, dedicated and focused on law enforcement in Washington County. During his tenure as sheriff, WCSO became the second regional law enforcement agency to achieve full accreditation and has recently began a mounted patrol unit. It would be an honor for Sheriff Newman to be named US Marshal for the Western District of Virginia, but I would hate to see him have to step down as sheriff of Washington County.