The mission under which “Operation Not Forgotten” and “Operation Safety Net” took place, during which U.S. Marshals rescued 40 and 25 children respectively, already or potential victims of sex trafficking, in Georgia and Ohio, continued with “Operation Triple Beam” in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Like the first two, this operation was a huge success as 262 suspects have been arrested and five children have been rescued.
Johnny Kuhlman, U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Oklahoma, said: “Operation Triple Beam OKC was a targeted enforcement initiative by the Marshals and their partners to address violent crime in and around Oklahoma City.
“Our primary goal with operations like OTB is to make communities safer. When we arrest these violent fugitives, we are also removing guns and narcotics from our streets. We believe these efforts have an immediate, positive impact on the communities we serve.”
141 of the suspects were confirmed gang members.
Similar operations are currently undergoing in other cities and countries across the state as brave U.S. Marshals fight against the crime and save innocent children, victims of sex trafficking, from the hands of the gangs and the criminals.
Speaking of the last month’s operation, the U.S. Marshals Service said in a statement, “When we track down fugitives, it’s a good feeling to know that we’re putting the bad guy behind bars. But that sense of accomplishment is nothing compared to finding a missing child.”
A 60-day U.S. Marshals operation to reduce violent gang crime in Oklahoma City resulted in 262 arrests – including six people wanted for homicide – and the rescue of five missing children: https://t.co/leNPRZxUGG
— U.S. Marshals (@USMarshalsHQ) September 18, 2020
“It’s hard to put into words what we feel when we rescue a missing child, but I can tell you that this operation has impacted every single one of us out here. We are working to protect them and get them the help they need.”
The U.S. Marshals are working around the clock and we are very thankful for everything they do for all those missing children who live in fear for their life and safety every single day. These brave people and their successful missions are a ray of sunshine for the American citizens during these hard days for the entire world.