Blending heritage and memoir, retired U.S. Marshal Mike Earp—a descendant of the mythical lawman Wyatt Earp—offers an unique and engaging behind-the-scenes examine the main storied legislation enforcement supplier in the US, illuminating its important position within the nation’s improvement for greater than 2 hundred years.
Mike Earp spent his profession with the U.S. Marshals provider, achieving the quantity 3 place within the organization’s hierarchy sooner than he retired. during this interesting, eye-opening e-book, written with the service’s complete cooperation, he stocks his reviews and takes us on a desirable travel of this striking organization—the oldest, the best, and the main harmful department of yankee legislation enforcement, and the least known.
Unlike their opposite numbers within the police and the FBI, U.S. Marshals aren’t liable for investigating or prosecuting crimes. They pursue and arrest the main risky legal offenders on U.S. soil, a very unsafe activity frequently related to gun battles and actual altercations. Earp takes us again to the service’s early days, explaining its construction and its function within the border wars that helped make continental growth attainable. He brings to lifestyles the gunslingers and gunfights that experience made the Marshals legend, and explores the service’s function this present day integrating federal, country, and native legislations enforcement firms looking for the main infamous criminals—terrorists, drug lords, gun runners.
Setting his personal stories in the lengthy heritage of the U.S. Marshals provider, Earp deals a relocating and illuminating tribute to the courageous marshals who've devoted their lives to retaining the state safe.
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