US Marshals Service Deserves Danger Pay

January 27, 2020

Honorable Ben Cline
U.S. House of Representatives
1009 Longworth House Office Building
Washington D.C. 20515

Dear Representative Cline,

The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association ( is the nation’s largest non-partisan professional association representing federal law enforcement officers. With over 27,000 Members from every federal department across all 65 federal law enforcement agencies our members serve on the front lines protecting and defending America every day.

We are writing to you today to express our strong support for your introduction of the Danger Pay for the U.S. Marshals Act. We appreciate your leadership along with Representative Lou Correa and Ranking Member Doug Collins.

As one of the nation’s oldest federal law enforcement agencies, the U.S. Marshals Service performs a variety of missions including their well-known mission of tracking and apprehending some of the most dangerous criminals in the world via their Fugitive Task Forces. After the attacks on September 11th, 2001, the U.S. Marshals Service became a force multiplier around the world. Following the 9/11 attack, Deputy U.S. Marshals were deployed overseas to not only help capture and transport dangerous transnational criminals but to also support burgeoning judicial operations, which included helping establish the court systems in both Iraq and Afghanistan. In doing so, Deputy U.S. Marshals helped secure and facilitate the court proceedings against Saddam Hussein as well as high profile terrorists in Afghanistan. Deputy U.S. Marshals worked alongside their State Department, U.S. Military and other counterparts in some of the most dangerous areas of the world, while not being able to receive Danger Pay as almost every other agency is entitled to.

Your support for this legislation is a commitment to the U.S. Marshals Service, an agency that suffers one of the highest fatality rates in federal law enforcement. We look forward to the passage of this bill and are always available to provide our subject matter expertise with this or any other federal law enforcement issues. Please feel free to contact us at

Larry Cosme
National President
Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association