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For Immediate Release

January 18, 2018 Seth Bruce, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Western District of Tennessee (901) 573-8177;
USMS Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
U.S. Marshals Task Force Has a Successful Year
Memphis, TN - Numbers-wise, 2017 was a good year for the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force, Memphis office.

The task force had a total of 487 arrests. To break those numbers down further, that includes 26 arrests for murder, 65 arrests for sex crimes, five arrests for kidnapping, and 107 weapons related arrests.

For the Gulf Coast Task Force as a whole, which covers not only Memphis but Mississippi, west Tennessee, Alabama and east Louisiana, the total was 4,296 arrests.

The task force looks forward to a productive 2018.

“Our mission remains clear,” said U.S. Marshal Jeff Holt. “We will continue to vigorously pursue violent fugitives in 2018.”

The U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force (GCRFTF) is a multiagency task force with divisions in Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. The Western Tennessee Division of the GCRFTF has offices in Memphis and Jackson, and its membership is primarily composed of Deputy U.S. Marshals, Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputies, Memphis Police Officers, Madison County Sheriff’s Deputies, Jackson Police Officers, BATF, and the Tennessee Department of Corrections Special Agents. The primary mission of the task force is to arrest violent offenders and sexual predators.

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