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House honors former U. S. Marshal ‘Squirrel’ Carl


A RESOLUTION IN THE HOUSE of Representatives on March 21 honored former U. S. Marshal and Woodford County Sheriff Loren “Squirrel” Carl for the 40 years of service that he has given to law enforcement. From left are state Rep. Rocky Adkins, minority floor leader; Kelly Carl; “Squirrel” Carl; state Reps. James Kay, of Versailles, Russ Meyers and Derrick Graham. (Photo submitted)

Former Woodford County Sheriff Loren “Squirrel” Carl, who served as U. S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Kentucky, from February 2010 to January 2015, was honored for his years of service by the Kentucky House of Representatives on March 21.

Prior to being U.S. Marshal, Carl was District Coordinator for state Rep. Ben Chandler, from 2004 to 2010. He began his career in law enforcement in 1978 as a deputy sheriff for the Woodford County Sheriff’s Office. He was elected and served as Woodford County Sheriff, from 1986 to 1996, and received the Kentucky Sheriff of the Year award in 1988.

Carl later served as chief of the Woodford County Police Department, from December 2003 to April 2004.

The 1968 graduate of Woodford County High School served in the United States Air Force and received a business degree from the Kentucky Business College in 1971. He was inducted into the Who’s Who in Law Enforcement in 2012 for 40 years of service.

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