Since he was a boy, Russell always dreamed of joining the FBI. Through hard work and single-minded focus, he achieved his goal. He investigated national security, white collar, and violent crimes and even volunteered for a temporary assignment in Iraq to capture and kill terrorists alongside our troops.
In 2008, his dream was taken away. Russell felt a persistent pain in his leg one night. In a matter of days, he was paralyzed from the waist down. A rare disorder didn’t just threaten Russell’s FBI career, it made him unclear if he would ever walk again. Through prayer, determination, and the talents of specialists at the Frazier Rehab Institute in Louisville, Russell regained his ability to walk and drive a vehicle.
Born in Paducah, Russell Coleman was raised in Mayfield and then rural Daviess (Thruston) and Logan (Bucksville) Counties. He earned his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Kentucky. Russell lives in Oldham County with his wife, Ashley, and their three young children. The Colemans are Members of Southeast Christian Church.
Russell is a Member of the Federalist Society, National Association of Former U.S. Attorneys, and Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI. He is a Lifetime Member of the NRA.