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For Immediate Release

Seth Bruce, Deputy U.S. Marshal

Western District of Tennessee
Memphis, TN
(901) 573-8177

U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699

The U.S. Marshals Service Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force Completes Training to Help Recognize Child Sex Trafficking Victims

Memphis, TN – The U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Task Force (TRVTF) recently completely 16 hours of training that focused on crimes against children. This week, instructors from the Texas Department of Public Safety traveled to Memphis and provided instruction in “Interdiction for The Protection of Children”. The training will assist the Two Rivers Violent Task Force in establishing the status of a child who may be missing, exploited, or at risk of exploitation.

“During fugitive investigations, our task force often encounters children inside homes and vehicles,” said Tyreece Miller, U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Tennessee. “It’s important that we recognize the children’s and possible suspects’ behavioral patterns and indicators that the child may be in danger. With the increase in child sex trafficking, it’s paramount that the U.S. Marshals Service not only find fugitives on the run, but also assist local and state agencies with finding missing, endangered children.”

There were 38 attendees from the U.S. Marshals Service, as well as our task force partners from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Memphis Police Department, Tennessee Department of Correction, Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, and the Jackson Police Department. Also in attendance were agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

The U.S. Marshals Service would like to thank the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office for the use of their facilities and thank the Texas Department of Public Safety for instructing the course.

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

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