March 21, 2018

Young, Donnelly Applaud Confirmation of Scott County Sheriff Dan McClain as U.S. Marshal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) today applauded the confirmation of Scott County Sheriff Dan McClain to serve as the U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Indiana. The Senate confirmed McClain’s nomination last night.

“The Navy SEALs have a motto, ‘the only easy day was yesterday.’ As a former Navy SEAL, I am confident Dan will approach the job of U.S. Marshal with that motto in mind,” said Senator Young. “Dan’s leadership will be critical in helping keep crime and drugs out of our communities, and I was proud to support his nomination.”

“Sheriff Dan McClain has devoted much of his career to serving our country and state in the Armed Forces and as sheriff of Scott County, which has been devastated by the opioid epidemic,” Senator Donnelly said. “I’m pleased that his nomination cleared the Senate, and that his service will continue as U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Indiana.” 

Mr. McClain served in the U.S. Navy from 1982 to 1995, during which time he served on SEAL Teams Four and Six, and later as a SEAL Instructor at the Naval Special Warfare Center. Following his service in the Navy, he went on to provide security consulting services from 2004 to 2009 in support of the U.S. Department of Defense and Department of State during Operation Iraqi Freedom, and the Center for Anti-Terrorism and Naval Security Forces in Jacksonville, Florida. He was elected Sheriff of Scott County in 2011.