From Harrison Jacob’s story for Business Insider Australia:
Established in 1789 by George Washington, the US Marshals Service is the oldest law enforcement agency in the country.
As the enforcement arm of the US Federal Courts, the Marshals are tasked with capturing fugitives, serving federal arrest warrants, transporting prisoners, and overseeing the witness protection program.
The job puts agents directly in the way of the most dangerous criminals in the nation.
Photographer Brian Finke recently shadowed a US Marshal to get the inside view of what may be the most dangerous job in America.
Marshals don’t care whether a fugitive is guilty or not and they don’t solve crimes. Their only job is to find and apprehend the target. “This is really a big game, a mental and physical game,” a US Marshal told the Washington Post. “The bandit’s job is to run; our job is to catch him.”