Burger, Russel Edwin was born in 1962 in Oregon, United States.
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Oregon State University.
Corporal, then deputy sheriff San Bernardino County, California, 1988—1994. Worked through ranks from trooper, sergeant, lieutenant and area Commander Oregon State Police Department, 1994—2004. Chief deputy sheriff Lane County, Oregon, 2004, sheriff, 2005—2010.
United States marshal District Oregon United States Marshals Service, United States Department Justice, Portland, since 2010.