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Memorial Service for Thomas M. “Tommy” Weeks Jr.

For immediate release

Office of Public Affairs

(703) 740-1699

Members of the news media will be allowed limited access to the memorial services for slain Deputy U.S. Marshal Thomas M. “Tommy” Weeks Jr., who was fatally shot by a wanted fugitive April 29, 2024. A designated area inside the arena will be available for reporters and camera operators. A U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) photographer will provide official photographs to the media. No media interviews with family members or guests will be allowed.

WHO: Family of Thomas M. “Tommy” Weeks Jr. and U.S. Marshals Service colleagues

WHAT: Memorial service to honor Thomas M. “Tommy” Weeks Jr.

WHEN: Monday, May 6, 2024, at 10:30 a.m.

Bojangles Coliseum
2700 E Independence Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28205
(The memorial service will be livestreamed at and at

All media must present a government-issued photo I.D. (such as a driver’s license) as well as valid media credentials.  Media will be guided to appropriate staging areas within the coliseum; space is limited. All camera operators and equipment must be screened at 7:30 a.m. All other media must be set by 9:30 a.m. Media will be directed to designated parking areas. Physical parking spaces will be limited.

Media inquiries regarding on-site logistics should be directed to Barry Lane, public affairs specialist, USMS Office of Public Affairs, (704) 350-8013,

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at


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