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For Immediate Release

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April 22, 2010 DUSM Garrett Hawk, Eastern District of Louisiana
(504) 589-2135
Dryades YMCA Law Enforcement Day
New Orleans, LA – On April 22, 2010, deputies form the Eastern District of Louisiana and the U.S. Marshal Special Operations Group (SOG) participated in Dryades YMCA’ s Law Enforcement Day. Dryades YMCA offers numerous, community outreach programs, after-school programs, a summer camp, day care and youth sports programs, most of which are provided free of charge. Academic services are also offered at the facility through the James M. Singleton Charter School.

The event was attended by over 250 children who were taught the missions of the U.S. Marshals Service. Additionally, they were shown weapons, an armored SUV, the USMS Mobile Command Unit and SAFE boat by members of the Special Operations Group. Other participants of the event included the DEA, Secret Service, FBI, and IRS.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.