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U.S. Marshals Service

Former Chief Deputy Marshal Eric Marks.
Spring 2015

Eric Marks ’86—Marshalling the deputies

Eric Marks, and the 39 deputy marshals who worked for him, always got their man (or woman).

“We’ve had prisoners escape from local jails. We catch them all,” says Marks ’86 MA, former chief deputy marshal in the U.S. Marshals Service for eastern Washington. “We’re dogged and we don’t give up.”

As the region’s chief deputy marshal from 2002 to last December, Marks led the deputy marshals as they hunted fugitives and provided enforcement and protection for the federal courts.

He joins a long legacy of deputy marshals that includes legends like Bat Masterson, Wild Bill Hickok, Wyatt Earp, and his brothers. In 1789 President … » More …