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USMS NEWS

01-31-2018

January 30, 2018 - United States Marshal Michael McGowan announced today the arrest of shooting... Read more

01-31-2018

January 26, 2018 - The U.S. Marshals led Western Arkansas Fugitive Task Force, along with the... Read more

01-31-2018

January 25, 2018 - Thousands of law enforcement personnel from across the country joined friends... Read more

01-31-2018

January 24, 2018 - Shortly after being featured as today’s “Fugitive of the Week,” Scott Cross... Read more

01-18-2018

January 18, 2018 - Deputy U.S. Marshal Christopher David Hill, 45, died in the line of duty at... Read more

01-18-2018

January 16, 2018 - The U.S. Marshals are asking for the public’s help in finding an escaped... Read more

01-17-2018

January 12, 2018 - On the evening of January 11th, U.S. Marshals Service District of New Mexico... Read more

01-17-2018

January 12, 2018 - Yesterday, this week’s “Fugitive of the Week,” Robert Jennings, 42,... Read more

01-17-2018

January 11, 2018 - The U.S. Marshals are auctioning approximately 3,813 bitcoins in connection... Read more

01-11-2018

January 03, 2018 - Last evening, “Fugitive of the Week,” Nicholas LaPanne was arrested by our... Read more

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UNITED STATES MARSHALS SERVICE HISTORICAL TIMELINE

  • 1789 -
    Recognition of the Need for Federal Marshals
    Pictured here is the official portrait of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Oliver Ellsworth and his wife Abigail.  Ellsworth was the principle author of the judiciary Act of 1789, the charter for the federal judiciary system and the Marshals Service. Senate Bill Number One...
  • 1789 -
    Stopping Counterfeiters (1789-1865)
    Prior to the 20th century, money in the United States came in an amazing of different forms. The federal government made little effort to adopt a standardized currency. Until the Civil War, the United States Mint concentrated its efforts on manufacturing gold and silver coins. Government...
  • 1789 -
    The First Generation of United States Marshals
    General Portrait of the First Sixteen Marshals - Building a nation depends not only on the laws that define the government, but also on the quality of the individuals who serve it. President George Washington, as he filled the various offices of the new federal government throughout...
  • 1789 -
    Oldest Federal Law Enforcement Agency
    The oldest federal law enforcement agency in the United States is truly the Marshals Service. The agency was formed by the Judiciary Act of Sept. 24, 1789. The act specifically determined that law enforcement was to be the U.S. Marshals' primary function. Therefore it appropriately...
  • 1790 -
    The U.S Marshal Conducted Death Sentences
    The U.S. Marshal has been historically assigned the task of conducting the death sentences on those condemned by federal courts. This stemmed from “An Act for the Punishment of certain Crimes against the United States” (April 30, 1790) and the Judiciary Act of 1789. The first known...