What is the role of a U.S. Marshal?

Donald V. Crowley created the painting “Justice” as a tribute to the U.S. Marshals Service’s 200 anniversary in 1989.

We see and hear about them all the time in movies and TV shows about the Old West, but what are they in modern terms?

Click here to learn about the responsibilities of U.S. Marshals in modern America, and their place in law and law enforcement.