Chief Deputy Lamont Ruffin from D.C. District Court swears in 2,000 National Guard troops as Special Deputy U.S. Marshals. (Photo by Shane T. McCoy, US Marshals/Released)JANUARY 18, 2021 RYAN MORGAN
On Sunday night, the U.S. Marshals Service deputized 2,000 National Guardsmen deployed in Washington D.C., temporarily incorporating them into the federal law enforcement service ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday.
On Monday, the service tweeted, “Chief Lamont Ruffin from D.C. District Court swears in 2000 National Guard troops as Special Deputy U.S. Marshals prior to the upcoming presidential inauguration.”https://platform.twitter.com/embed/index.html?creatorScreenName=amermilnews&dnt=true&embedId=twitter-widget-0&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1351167667479175176&lang=en&origin=https%3A%2F%2Famericanmilitarynews.com%2F2021%2F01%2Fpics-us-marshals-deputize-2000-troops-for-biden-inauguration-in-front-of-washington-monument%2F&siteScreenName=amermilnews&theme=light&widgetsVersion=ed20a2b%3A1601588405575&width=500px
Ruffin is the Chief Deputy for the U.S. Marshals in D.C.