Marshal serves justice
U.S. Deputy Marshal Felix Serrano, Jr. spoke to the Port Aransas High School criminal justice class Tuesday, Oct. 17. Serrano told the class the United States Marshals Service is the oldest law enforcement agency in the nation. There are 90 U.S. marshals nationwide, appointed by the President for life, with several hundred deputies serving under them. Duties include serving all federal warrants, protecting all federal judges and juries, supervising the federal witness protection program and assisting other agencies and foreign countries with extraditing prisoners. Serrano held a question and answer session after his speech. He told of his experiences in Nevada and Texas and offered to lead a class field trip to the federal courthouse with an opportunity to watch a federal court in session.