Senators Isakson, Perdue Applaud Senate Confirmation of Two U.S. Marshals

Bittick, Lyons confirmed to Middle, Southern District offices

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today applauded the Senate confirmation of two longtime law enforcement officers to fill two U.S. Marshal vacancies in Georgia.

John Cary Bittick of Forsyth, GA, was confirmed as U.S. Marshal for the Middle District of Georgia and David L. Lyons of Savannah, GA, was confirmed as U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Georgia.

Bittick is the sheriff of Monroe County, GA. He has more than four decades of law enforcement experience coupled with 22 years of experience as a board member and past president of the National Sheriff’s Association. 

Lyons recently retired as chief of police for Garden City, GA. He has more than four decades of law enforcement experience and served as a military police commissioned officer. Lyons was named Police Chief of the Year by the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police in 2016.

“Sheriff Bittick and Chief Lyons are dedicated law enforcement professionals who will bring decades of experience to their new roles as U.S. Marshals,” said Senator Isakson. “I’m thrilled that they have been confirmed and will be able to get straight to work.” 

“Sheriff Bittick and Chief Lyons have spent their careers protecting and helping others,” said Senator Perdue. “They are both impressive law enforcement officials and will serve our country well as U.S. Marshals. Congratulations to Sheriff Bittick and Chief Lyons on being confirmed to serve our country in this important role.”

Bittick and Lyons were nominated by President Trump on Feb. 27, 2018. The White House press release on the announcement can be found here.