Spooner Finalist to Become U.S. Marshal

UPDATED 12.3.2010 by Julie Montanaro

The Northern District Conference of the Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission met in Tallahassee today to interview applicants for the position of U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of Florida.

The finalist for this position is Edward M. Spooner, whose name has been forwarded to Sens. George LeMieux and Bill Nelson.
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11.25.2010 by Julie Montanaro

One of the men vying to become North Florida's next U.S. Marshal is a long time Big Bend lawman.

Ed Spooner, longtime undersheriff in Gadsden County, and then interim sheriff in Okaloosa County is one of two men scheduled to be interviewed for the job next Friday.

Marshals serve at the pleasure of the president, so it is not uncommon for new marshals to be selected with a change in administration.

The other candidate scheduled to be interviewed Friday is Mark Weimer, former police chief in Kissimmee.


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  • by None Location: Fort Walton Beach on Dec 9, 2010 at 06:07 AM
    Spooner came into Okaloosa County as Appointeed Sheriff and did a horrible job. He is of low intellect and should not be in law enforcement. When he came into office our sheriff has just been arrested by the F.B.I., he could have cleaned up the office but instead let several criminals stay. He is worthless as a law enforcement agent. He also oversay a fraudulent inspection of his agency. http://zebwatts.com/AccreditationComplaintFinal.pdf
  • by Nabi Location: Never Never Land on Dec 6, 2010 at 08:11 AM
    Leo is correct. Those who's position is responsible for enforcing Federal laws (and this is the key) in the field, such as Secret Service Agents. FBI Special Agents and Federal Department of Corrections, can not be over the age of 37 upon employment so as to qualify for retirement at age 57. The Federal Department of Justice is the only employer who can legally discriminate based on age...
  • by Gadsden County Resident Location: Greensboro, Fl. on Dec 5, 2010 at 06:04 AM
    Ed Spooner is a good man and will do a great job as US Marshal. I worked with him at the Parole Commission and you could not find a nicer, friendly, hard worker! Congratulations to you Eddie Boo. On another note: I have to say that I think that Sheriff Morris Young is doing a good job as Sheriff of Gadsden County, but would love to see Ed become sheriff one day.
  • by len on Dec 5, 2010 at 04:57 AM
    TPD,QUINCY PS, GCSO, LIVELY LAW SCHOOL ,,,he done a very good job ..and more places ,,good luck EDDIE
  • by 64Plus Location: Fla on Dec 4, 2010 at 05:43 PM
    I have no problem with Mr Spooner and his abilities as a marshal should he be chosen. However, after checking 4 locations, the age limit specifies 21 to 36 years of age. Is Mr Spooner applying for U S Marshal or for administrative position with the U S Marshal's office. Maybe the administrative positions do not have age limits.
  • by Leo Location: Quincy on Dec 4, 2010 at 05:04 PM
    "64 Plus", you might want to learn the difference between a U.S. Marshal and a Deputy U.S. Marshal. "Okaloosa victim", I bet you created victims in Okaloosa when Ed was Sheriff and one of his deputies put your sorry behind in jail. The people I talked to in Okaloosa county appreciate Ed Spooner saving them a couple of million dollars in the Sheriff's Office budget. You won't hear any complaints from those who worked under his direction. Slackers won't cut it because he always expects a day's work for a day's pay. He is an excellent administrator and one of the most intelligent people I have had the pleasure of doing business with. His track record speaks for itself. Ed Spooner will make an outstanding U.S. Marshal.
  • by GCSO,, MY, JC, Location: Quincy SO on Dec 4, 2010 at 03:29 PM
    Spooner will be a good man for the job..
  • by Gene ,,, ID # 104 Location: Quincy D. P. S. on Dec 4, 2010 at 01:35 PM
    Tony ,,I know you ,,how in the world are you doing ... Go Chief Spooner
  • by Tom Location: Quincy on Dec 4, 2010 at 09:11 AM
    Apparently 64Plus, you did not Google too hard. If you did, you would realize MARSHAL has only one L. And no, the US MARSHALs are appointed, therefore there is no age limit. Good try Mr. Negative. Now go do your blog before your mother gets home from church.
  • by 64Plus Location: Fla on Dec 4, 2010 at 06:42 AM
    I googled U S Marshall and I thought Spooner is over the age limit for becoming a U S Marshall. What gives??
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