U.S. Marshals Service Commemorative Coins Go On Sale – January 29, 2015

 Support the USMS Museum by by purchasing coins directly from the U.S. Mint 

For 225 years, the United States Marshals Service (USMS) has served as the enforcement arm of the federal courts and brought to justice the nation’s most violent and notorious fugitives.

The USMS celebrated its 225th Anniversary on September 24, 2014. As part of the year-long anniversary celebration, the United States Mint has developed commemorative coins highlighting the Marshals Service’s legacy as the nation’s oldest and most versatile federal law enforcement organization. The USMS 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coin program includes a gold $5 coin, silver $1 coin, and clad half-dollar coin with beautiful designs portraying the U.S. Marshals Service’s unique role throughout the nation’s history, from its work to establish order in the Wild West to its support of public school integration. The highly anticipated coins will go on sale at noon (ET) on January 29, 2015.

The price of the coins will include a surcharge which is authorized to be paid to the organizations identified in the U.S. Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act: the United States Marshals Museum, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, and the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association Foundation.

The U.S. Marshals Service has approximately 3,800 Deputy U.S. Marshals and Criminal Investigators accomplishing its diverse law enforcement missions. The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association works to represent these and other law enforcement officers in the federal government. With the selection of the FLEOA Foundation as a recipient organization, the sales of the USMS 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coins may provide financial assistance to federal law enforcement officers, their families, or their survivors in specific instances, and support to law enforcement students and appropriate charitable organizations. The FLEOA Foundation could potentially make as much as $1.9 million from the proceeds.

To get your piece of American history and support the selected organizations, visit the United States Mint’s web site noon on January 29th to purchase from the limited supply of these unique commemorative coins.

Please visit the following web site for additional information on the United States Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program and pictures of the coins: http://www.usmint.gov/mint_programs/medals/?action=USMarshalsCommem



Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA), Chapter 9 – Washington DC

Chapter 9 is the largest FLEOA chapter in the US, with over 2300 members. FLEOA is the largest nonpartisan, professional association, representing exclusively federal law enforcement officers. FLEOA represents over 26,000 federal agents from over 65 different federal law enforcement agencies. FLEOA is a member of the National Law Enforcement Steering Committee and the Executive Board of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.

FLEOA, founded in 1977, is a volunteer organization. Born out of necessity by a group of concerned agents from Customs, IRS-CI, TIGTA, FBI and INS, FLEOA’s primary tenant was, and still is, legal assistance and representation are only a phone call away.

FLEOA also provides a legislative voice for the federal law enforcement community. FLEOA works hard for the passage of legislation that benefits federal law enforcement officers. FLEOA’s legislative activity has been instrumental in increasing the death benefits for federal law enforcement officers; increasing premium pay for 1811s to 25% of a criminal investigators actual grade; passage of Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP) in 1994; extending LEAP for Special Agents of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security in 1998; passage of the Degan Bill, which provides scholarships for spouses and children of those killed in the line of duty; passage of the Federal LEO Good Samaritan Act; and passage of the Congressional Medal of Honor for Law Enforcement.

Currently FLEOA’s legislative activity is focused on: law enforcement disability legislation; retirees’ carry authority; amending the Good Samaritan Act to include criminal liability coverage for law enforcement; the creation of a voluntary sick leave bank; authorization for LEOSA qualified active and retired officers to fly armed; allow retiring federal officers to apply their “max-out” LEAP towards their retirement annuity; and oppose legislation that seeks to misinterpret the ECPA and raise the standard for law enforcement to obtain pen registers.

FLEOA’s National Officers are all active duty federal agents. FLEOA business is conducted during off duty hours or in a leave status. The officers volunteer their valuable free time to further the goals of FLEOA and the federal law enforcement community.