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Retirement of Criminal Chief
John Marshall Alexander

December 4, 2013

OXFORD, Miss. - Felicia C. Adams, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi, announced that:

On November 30, 2013, John Marshall Alexander, Chief of the Criminal Division for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Mississippi, retired after more than 31 years of distinguished service.  A 1981 graduate of the University of  Mississippi School of Law, Mr. Alexander began his career at the U. S. Attorney’s Office in March, 1982.  During his time with the U. S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Alexander served as the Judicially appointed United States Attorney in 2010-2011 and as Criminal Chief from 2007 until his retirement.  Also, Mr. Alexander served as the Project Safe Neighborhoods Coordinator, Anti-Gang Coordinator, Triggerlock Coordinator and Public Information Officer.  In his various capacities, Mr. Alexander received numerous commendations and awards, including the Attorney General’s Special Achievement Award for Superior Performance of Duty.  Mr. Alexander has extensive trial experience and, as Criminal Chief, he either tried or oversaw numerous cases which garnered national attention.  Mr. Alexander intends to enjoy his retirement “for a while” until he finalizes his plans.

In honor of Mr. Alexander’s 31 years of service, a retirement reception will be held on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, at 2 o’clock p.m, at The Atrium of the First Baptist Church,800 Van Buren Avenue, Oxford, Mississippi.  The public is invited to attend.

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