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One Marshal's Badge: A Memoir of Fugitive Hunting, Witness Protection, and the U.S. Marshals Service

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While many people are familiar with the U.S. Marshals Service's reputation from frontier days, when legendary lawmen such as Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson enforced the Wild West, the agency's modern exploits are less well known. One Marshal's Badgesheds light on the service's valuable role in current national and international affairs through the intriguing figure of Louie McKinney, the agency's former director. McKinney's life is an inspirational story of personal fortitude and professional achievement. Growing up a sharecropper's son in the segregated South, McKinney rose to become the first career deputy to lead the Marshals Service. Prior to his promotion, McKinney contributed to the agency in many groundbreaking ways, including helping to restore order to the skies after a rash of airline hijackings in the early 1970s; guarding prisoner John Hinckley, the man who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan, as a yearlong assignment; transporting criminals to trial and to prison in his own car before the creation of Con Air; enforcing the integration of Southern public schools as a black deputy marshal; and heading an innovative sting operation that netted hundreds of fugitives by enticing them with free football tickets. One Marshal's Badgeoffers a rare glimpse into the Marshal Service's inner workings, especially its witness protection program and elite SWAT team, and is an eyewitness account of the social turbulence that defined American history in the late twentieth century.

Table of Contents

Introduction — Early years: from the farm to the high seas — Tales of two badges: the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service — Before Con Air: transporting criminals in my car — A long bus ride: enforcing integration in the South — Preventing airline hijackings: the first sky marshals — Shadow stalkers: the creation of the Special Operations group — Inventing identities: the Witness Protection Program — Deputy in paradise: rising through the ranks in the U.S. Virgin Islands — Interpol: helping to police the world — Top cop: running the Marshals' fugitive apprehension operation — Working retirement: leading the Marshals service.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781612341514
Publisher:
Potomac Books Inc.
Subject:
main_subject
Author:
McKinney, Louie
Author:
Russo, Pat
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Social Science : Ethnic Studies - African American Studies -
Publication Date:
September 2009
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
210

Related Subjects

Biography » General
Biography » Law Enforcement
History and Social Science » African American Studies » General
History and Social Science » Crime » Criminology
History and Social Science » Crime » Enforcement and Investigation

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