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U.S. Marshals Service Leads Operation to Reduce Violent Crime Nationwide
Operation Violence Reduction7 Targets Most Dangerous Criminals

VR7 LogoCamden, NJ – More than 7,100 fugitives, gang members, sex offenders and violent criminals are off the streets as a result of Operation Violence Reduction7 (VR7), a six-week long U.S. Marshals-led enforcement initiative conducted across the country to reduce violent crime.

“The purpose of Operation VR7 was to protect our communities by removing the most dangerous criminals from the streets,” said U.S. Marshals Service Director Stacia Hylton. “The operation utilized a strategic approach to identify and arrest the most violent wanted felony fugitives quickly in order to see the greatest impact on public safety.”  Read More


Deputy U.S. Marshal Killed in the Line of Duty
DUSM Wells

The U.S. Marshals Service mourns the loss of Deputy U.S. Marshal Josie Wells. Deputy Wells died from a gunshot wound received in the line of duty in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, March 10. Wells, 27, a native of Mississippi had been with the U.S. Marshals Service since January 2011.  Read More

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