- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 24, 2014

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii is honoring the work the U.S. Marshals Service does in the state.

A proclamation by the governor declares Wednesday as U.S. Marshals Service Day in Hawaii. The proclamation comes as the service celebrates its 225th anniversary.

The service is the nation’s oldest federal law enforcement agency. It’s the law enforcement arm of the federal court system. Their duties include apprehending fugitives, housing and transporting prisoners and protecting witnesses and federal judges.

U.S. Marshal Gervin Miyamoto leads a team of 18 deputy marshals and four staff officials in the Hawaii district.

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