PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — David J. Hickton, United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, has announced his resignation.
U.S. Attorney Hickton has served since Aug. 12 2010 and was nominated by President Barack Obama.
“The opportunity to serve as a United States Attorney in this administration has been the professional privilege of a lifetime and the highlight of my career,” said U.S. Attorney Hickton.
According to a press release, U.S. Attorney Hickton’s signature achievements include addressing the cyber threat, combating the national heroin and opioid crisis and enhancing community police trust.
As of Nov. 29, Soo C. Song will assume leadership of the office as Acting U.S. Attorney.
Hickton, a Democrat, is believed to be the first U.S. Attorney to resign since Republican Donald Trump was elected president.