The U.S. Marshals Service is the oldest federal law enforcement agency, through which it ensures the safety and security of those whose lives are in danger, such as government witnesses and people testifying against members of organized crime or other major criminals such as terrorists or drug traffickers.
Likewise, the U.S. Marshals, apprehend criminals, execute federal court orders, collect and distribute funds, provide security for judges, and other court personnel, and provide security for the transportation of federal prisoners to correctional facilities. Last but not least, the U.S. Marshals is the lead federal agency engaged in fugitive investigations.
What does the U.S. Marshals’ survivor benefit fund involve?
This private non-profit organization is built to provide charitable and educational activities from its funds.
The concept from which this benevolent fund was born is the desire to keep the living memory of the fallen alive and to help the family members of the deceased, of U.S. Marshals, Deputy U.S. Marshals, Marshals Service employees, and Special Deputy U.S. Marshals who are killed in the line of duty.
The first federal officer killed in the line of duty while attempting to deliver civilian documents is U.S. Marshal Robert Forsyth. He died on January 11, shot and killed. Sadly, from that time to the present over 280 employees such as federal marshals, special deputy federal marshals and other workers have lost their lives in the service of our nation.
Programs that preserve the memory of these fallen heroes are also financially supported by this fund.
Why did we choose to sponsor a U.S. Marshals golf tournament contest for the U.S. Marshals’ Survivor Relief Fund?
The reason we feel it is important to help support this fund is that, although, employees of the U.S. Marshal Service work very hard in the day-to-day operations of the Department of Justice, they do not receive the same recognition and notoriety.
In 1870 the Department Of Justice was born and its purpose is to conduct all Supreme Court trials in which the United States is involved, enforcing the laws in the public interest.
The mission of DOJ employees is to keep our country safe and protect civil rights, to manage taxpayer dollars in a responsible manner, and to provide the best service to the American people.
We would like to recall that these employees deserve our recognition because they have performed and continue to perform an essential and important role in keeping our society safe.