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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Colorado

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 17, 2017

Bob Troyer Appointed By Attorney General Jeff Sessions to Serve As Colorado U.S. Attorney

Troyer also recently appointed to serve on National Crime Gun Intelligence Governing Board

DENVER – Bob Troyer, who has served as Acting U.S. Attorney since August 11, 2016, was appointed this week by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to serve as the U.S. Attorney for the District of Colorado.  Troyer’s appointment will be in effect until the U.S. Senate confirms a Presidential nominee. 

 

As the top federal law enforcement officer in Colorado, Troyer will continue to focus on reducing violent crime in Colorado.  The Colorado U.S. Attorney’s Office is a national leader in this area, both through its work with Crime Gun Intelligence Centers and its creative approach to reducing violent crime in the most needy geographic regions within Colorado. 

 

Because of the Office’s leadership on this front, Troyer also has been appointed to the National Crime Gun Intelligence Governing Board.  He is the first federal prosecutor in the country to serve on this prestigious board.  In addition, Troyer will continue the Office’s work to rebuild trust between communities and law enforcement, including by prosecuting hate crimes and improving reporting of those crimes. Finally, the U.S. Attorney’s Office will continue its aggressive attack on the state-wide opioid crisis -- with both criminal and civil enforcement as well as crime prevention and inmate re-entry work. 

 

Troyer was born in Colorado and grew up in Maryland.  He graduated from Pomona College.  For several years after college he taught high school English in Washington, D.C. and worked during the summers as a commercial fisherman in Alaska. He then attended Boston College Law School.  After law school he  practiced at Ropes & Gray in Boston and then moved to Denver to practice at Brownstein Hyatt Farber & Strickland. In 1999 he left to join the criminal division of the Colorado U.S. Attorney’s Office. He then headed the Hogan & Hartson Denver Office’s litigation department before returning to the U.S. Attorney’s Office as First Assistant U.S. Attorney seven years ago. 

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Updated November 17, 2017