Monday, August 05, 2013

Amos Rojas, Jr. named U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of FLorida

Amos Rojas Jr., to be United States Marshal, Southern District of Florida
Amos Rojas Jr. currently works for the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office, serving as the Deputy Director of the South Florida Money Laundering Strike Force.  He previously worked for 24 years in the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), including serving for eight years as the Special Agent in Charge of the Miami Regional Operations Center of the FDLE.  Prior to joining the FDLE, he served as an Investigative Supervisor in the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office, and he has also served on the Huntsville (Alabama), South Miami, and Miami-Dade Police Departments.  He received his undergraduate degree in 1983 from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. 

From the Herald:

Amos Rojas Jr., a former longtime law enforcement officer who works as an investigator for the Miami-Dade state attorney’s office, has been nominated to serve as the U.S. marshal in South Florida.
Rojas, who was nominated by President Barack Obama on Thursday, is the deputy director of the South Florida Money Laundering Strike Force in the state attorney’s office.
Previously, he spent 24 years with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, retiring as the special agent in charge of the Miami region. Rojas also was a police officer on the Huntsville, Ala., South Miami and Miami-Dade police departments.
A 1983 graduate of the University of Alabama, Rojas must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate before he starts his new position as head of the U.S. Marshals Service in the Southern District of Florida.
Obama, in a statement regarding four new U.S. marshal nominees in Florida, Ohio and Texas, said: “These nominees have spent their careers risking their own safety to protect their fellow Americans.”

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am so sick of this "LEOs are Heros..." b.s. They take a job, they get paid well, and they receive great benefits. Being a LEO is less dangerous than many, MANY, regular every day jobs - trash collector, roofer, taxi cab driver, etc.

When somebody, or a whole profession start calling themselves, or allowing themselves to be called "Hero", there is a problem. That is how many municipalities have been saddled with long term debt they cannot afford - fireman and cops repeatedly dipping into the till for higher pay and benefits, which is fine and dandy if it were not being done under the auspices of 'making sure our "heros" have the recourses, etc., etc.'

Wish him luck, presume he is a good dude. I hope he is because the Marshals service down here has been stellar for many years and it would be a shame to see if f'd up.