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Shawn Thomas

Making A Difference: Shawn Thomas - ExpertBail Bond Agent - Bail Bondsman - ExpertBail.comThere are few things that can be as special as honoring your family…just ask ExpertBail Agent, Shawn Thomas. After tragically losing his brother to cancer, Shawn felt it was important to honor the memory and influence of his brother. Shawn made a personal pledge to himself and his family to refocus and live his life according to the tenets of his brother… hard work, integrity and a commitment to following your dreams.
Shawn has taken that pledge very seriously. He not only donates a portion of his profits from his bail bond agency, Barry Bail Bonds, to finding a cure for colon cancer, but he makes sure to play an active role with the youth in his community. A self proclaimed “knucklehead” as a child, Shawn knows the importance and impact a strong role model can have on a young man. For that reason, he is always available to talk and counsel the youth in his community, and more often than not, this includes the same people that Shawn provides bail bonds to.
Shawn also plays an active role in an organization called the Franklin Township Youth Initiative. He sits on the safety and education committee where he has organized a youth–focused police academy summer program for young adults (13-17) in his community. The program educates them on a wide range of topics and teaches them everything that has to do with law enforcement. Shawn understands the importance of law enforcement. Out of twenty licensed fugitive recovery agents in New Jersey, Shawn is one of them. He also volunteers his time once a week to help out with other youth programs in his neighborhood. 
So the next time you find yourself in Somerset, New Jersey, stop and visit Barry Bail Bonds. Introduce yourself and stay awhile because Shawn is not just the kind of person you may need to know one day; he’s the kind of person you want to know. Thanks for all you do Shawn. We are honored and proud to call you an ExpertBail Agent.

Professional Biography of

Denny K. Behrend



Denny Behrend is in good company.  He has shared the title of deputy U.S. Marshal with such legendary American figures as Wild Bill Hickok, Bat Masterson, and the three Earp Brothers; Virgil, Morgan, and Wyatt.


While not as celebrated as his illustrious predecessors, the Washington native and former Seattle police officer served the Western District of Washington with distinction and valor for
twenty-seven years, retiring in 2001. 


And, though Denny may not have been famous, some of his cases were; such as that of Christopher Boyce of "The Falcon and the Snowman" fame.  Denny was among the team of federal agents that tracked and arrested prison-escapee Boyce, in Port Angeles, Washington and bank robbers Joseph Dougherty and Terry Lee Connors.  He also escorted serial arsonist Martin Pang from his safe haven in Brazil to Seattle to stand trial for multiple murders. 


But this was all just another day at the office for Denny.  For more than a decade he managed the U.S. Marshal’s, Western District, fugitive apprehension detail with previous assignments in witness protection, bank security, prisoner transfer, and assets forfeiture. 


While Denny’s career in law enforcement was stellar, retirement was something less than what he expected.  “He flunked it,” says his wife, Gayle, co-C.E.O of Lacey OMalley Bail Bonds, the oldest agency in the state (founded 1945).  He is currently Lacey OMalley’s Vice President and Director of Public Relations, regularly demonstrating his knowledge and proficiency in marketing, public relations, and the Federal, State, County, and Municipal court systems. 


His Expert-level knowledge of the criminal justice system is second to none as is his ability to establish productive working arrangements with its diverse community and officials.  He is esteemed by the law enforcement community, the judiciary, and members of the bar.  Following Maurice Clemmons’ mass murder of four Lakewood police officers, it was Denny to whom members of the media turned to for perspective on the bail system that had enabled the killer’s freedom.  A distinct honor, in 2010, Denny was selected to serve as a committee chairperson on Washington State Governor Christine Gregoire’s taskforce to implement bail reform.  Even the accused and the criminals appreciate him for the respect he has provided as a lawman, and continues to provide as a businessman.  It is a belief totally in sync with Lacey OMalley and its core values.  


Denny, a board member of Washington Crime Stoppers, was introduced to Gayle (a former
Miss Tri-Cities) by John Walsh of America’s Most Wanted fame.  Together they are the proud parents of Denny’s four children (from a previous marriage), and energetically work, play, and generally enjoy their world together.  Denny’s life has been, and continues to be, one dedicated to serving others.  That’s a good thing…even if he isn’t Wyatt Earp.