b. July 11, 1952
“Hopefully my coming out will dispel any myths that you can’t be gay and in uniform.”
A native of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Lubinski received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1974 and a master’s degree from Hamline University in 1992. She has served 32 years in law enforcement, including 12 years of command experience as precinct commander of downtown Minneapolis and deputy chief of patrol. From 2006 to 2010, Lubinski managed the Minneapolis Police Department’s daily operations as assistant chief of police.
In 2009, Senator Amy Klobuchar recommended Lubinski to the post of United States Marshal for the District of Minnesota stating, “Her mix of experience managing a large, urban police department and working in a rural sheriff’s office makes her uniquely qualified to serve in this role.” United States Marshals are responsible for running the enforcement arm of the federal courts. They protect court officers, apprehend fugitives, transport federal prisoners and protect federal witnesses.
“Assistant Chief of Police Sharon Lubinski.” City of Minneapolis, Minnesota Official Web Site. 6 July 2010.
“President Obama Nominates Sharon Lubinski for U.S. Marshal for the District of Minnesota.”WhiteHouse.gov. 6 July 2010.
“Sharon Lubinski: Senate Confirms First Openly Gay US Marshal.” The Huffington Post. 6 July 2010.
“United States Marshal Sharon Lubinski.” USMarshals.gov. 6 July 2010.
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