2,000 National Guard members deputized by US Marshals; more will be sworn in by police

Susan Katz Keating
Just the News

January 18, 2021

Some 2,000 National Guard members were sworn in as deputies by the U.S. Marshals Service, one of several civilian law enforcement agencies that will assign special police duties to the troops ahead of Inauguration Day.

Chief Lamont Ruffin from U.S. District Court swore in one batch of troops as deputy U.S. Marshals on Sunday night, the Marshals Service said. In a notice on the agency’s Twitter timeline, the service posted photographs of the service members being sworn in outdoors by nightfall.

Other agencies will also swear in troops who are supporting Operation Capitol Response, according to the National Guard. Those agencies include the U.S. Capitol Police, U.S. Park Police and the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department. 

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