TITLE

The law of the land

AUTHOR(S)
Peterson, Robert W.
PUB. DATE
September 1998
SOURCE
Boys' Life;Sep98, Vol. 88 Issue 9, p50
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Provides information on the United States (US) Marshals, the country's first police force. Tasks of the US Marshals during its establishment in 1879; Information on several marshals during the 1800s including Marshal James B. Hickok and Deputy Marshal Wyatt Earp; Modern mission of marshals. INSETS: Frontier firepower;The U.S. Marshals Service today.
ACCESSION #
982266

 

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