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USMSA Announcements

07-29-15

Volume 20, Issue 1 of America's Star Reportorial now available in the Current Issues section of

01-09-15

The Department of State is seeking a Spanish speaker with strong judicial security background

12-02-14

Peter James Wilkes, 72, of Benton Harbor, Michigan, passed away November 28, 2014

10-24-14

Spend the day with Marshal Raylan (Character from the hit TV show Justified) and get a behind

10-31-14

2015 Convention site selected at... stay tuned.

10-31-14

Changes to regular and associate membership criteria.

10-31-14

Association Officer selection at 2014 Conference.

10-31-14

New website goes online September 22, 2014.

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UNITED STATES MARSHALS SERVICE HISTORICAL TIMELINE

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...

USMS NEWS

08-31-2015

August 31, 2015 - Justin Lee Paul was wanted for a Texas Parole Violation for the original... Read more

08-31-2015

August 28, 2015 - A three-month manhunt for a Des Moines, Iowa shooting suspect has ended with... Read more

08-31-2015

August 28, 2015 - On August 27th, Travis Tramanie Springs was arrested by members of the U.S.... Read more

08-31-2015

August 28, 2015 - A violent criminal who failed ‎to show in court on multiple felony charges has... Read more

08-28-2015

August 27, 2015 - On August 26, 2015, the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders and Fugitive Task Force... Read more

08-28-2015

August 27, 2015 - The U.S. Marshals Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team arrested a... Read more

08-28-2015

August 27, 2015 - The U.S. Marshals Service, Vermont Violent Offender Task Force arrested Elijah... Read more

08-28-2015

August 27, 2015 - The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, along with officers from the Concord... Read more

08-28-2015

August 26, 2015 - Another homicide suspect has been taken off the streets. A man wanted for... Read more

08-28-2015

August 26, 2015 - On August 25, 2015, the Mountain State Fugitive Task Force, comprised of... Read more