New Orleans, LA – On Monday, October
25, 2010, Deputy U.S. Marshals (DUSMs) and Task Force Officers (TFOs) from
the Eastern District of Louisiana in New Orleans joined Amplify Resources,
Agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Troopers from the
Louisiana State Police (LSP) to kick off Red Ribbon Week with a festival
held at Heritage Park in Slidell, Louisiana.
Red Ribbon week began as a memorial for fallen DEA agent Enrique Camerena,
who was killed in the line of duty while fighting the Mexican drug cartel in
1985 and is part of a national campaign that focuses on awareness and
prevention of misuse or illegal use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. The
slogan for this year’s Red Ribbon Week campaign was “Celebrating 25 Years of
Red Ribbon Week, Celebrating Being Drug Free.”
The event was a fun, family oriented event with a kids’ costume contest, a
cherry pie-eating contest, a bounce house, music, games and free food. DUSMs
and TFOs operated a booth and talked with event goers about the U.S.
Marshals Service (USMS), in addition to handing out USMS literature, junior
deputy badges, t-shirts, posters, stickers, and rulers.
Amplify Resources is located in Mandeville, Louisiana, and is a non-profit
organization that works to promote healthy, drug-free lifestyles to
residences of St. Tammany and Washington Parishes.
For further information contact the Eastern District of Louisiana (EDLA)
U.S. Marshals Service at (504) 589-6079 Press 1 or visit the G.R.E.A.T.
website at www.great-online.org.
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learn more about the U.S. Marshals Service visit