U.S. Marshals: The Greatest Cases Of America's Most Effective Law Enforcement Agency

Paperback | July 1, 2015

byMike Earp

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Blending history and memoir, retired U.S. Marshal Mike Earp—a descendant of the legendary lawman Wyatt Earp—offers an exclusive and fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the most storied law enforcement agency in America, illuminating its vital role in the nation’s development for more than two hundred years.

Mike Earp spent his career with the U.S. Marshals Service, reaching the number three position in the organization’s hierarchy before he retired. In this fascinating, eye-opening book, written with the service’s full cooperation, he shares his experiences and takes us on a fascinating tour of this extraordinary organization—the oldest, the most effective, and the most dangerous branch of American law enforcement, and the least known.

Unlike their counterparts in the police and the FBI, U.S. Marshals aren’t responsible for investigating or prosecuting crimes. They pursue and arrest the most dangerous criminal offenders on U.S. soil, an extraordinarily hazardous job often involving gun battles and physical altercations. Earp takes us back to the service’s early days, explaining its creation and its role in the border wars that helped make continental expansion possible. He brings to life the gunslingers and gunfights that have made the Marshals legend, and explores the service’s role today integrating federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies in the hunt for the most notorious criminals—terrorists, drug lords, gun runners.

Setting his own experiences within the long history of the U.S. Marshals service, Earp offers a moving and illuminating tribute to the brave marshals who have dedicated their lives to keeping the nation safe.

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Blending history and memoir, retired U.S. Marshal Mike Earp—a descendant of the legendary lawman Wyatt Earp—offers an exclusive and fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the most storied law enforcement agency in America, illuminating its vital role in the nation’s development for more than two hundred years.Mike Earp spent his career ...

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If you are a fugitive in America, your worst nightmare is a deputy U.S. marshal on your trail: each year the Marshals Service takes more criminals off the streets than every other federal law enforcement agency—combined. Tasked with apprehending the most dangerous and elusive criminals, the Marshals have been essential to numerous famo...

Mike Earp retired as the third-highest-ranking official in the U.S. Marshals Service in January 2012, after twenty-nine years of service. As the associate director for operations, he supervised all operational divisions and programs of the agency. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.86 inPublished:July 1, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062227254

ISBN - 13:9780062227256

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U.S. Marshals is a fast-paced, interesting and well-told story about modern-day manhunters.”