Success! 2016 4th Annual Marshals Golf Classic!


The 4th annual Marshals Golf Classic was an enormous success! We raised over $100,000 due to the generosity of our attendees and sponsors. The U.S. Marshals Survivors Benefit Fund would like to give a special thanks to Heritage Health Solutions for doubling their underwriting commitment in 2017. 

Josie Wells, Jr., pictured below, is one of several children of fallen Deputy U.S. Marshals for whom we do what we do.




During the recent floods which ravaged the Baton Rouge, Louisiana area several United States Marshals Service employees (administrative and operational) and Special Deputy U.S. Marshals (Court Security Officers) lost their homes and/or many of their earthly possessions. 

The Board of Directors of the U.S. Marshals Survivors Benefit Fund has approved an amendment to our by-laws and is asking for your donations to assist these families as they cope with the reality of rebuilding their lives after these devastating floods.  All monies donated through the GoFundMe site will go directly to the M/LA families and not to the Fund’s general account. 

No existing Survivors Benefit Fund monies are being used in this fundraising effort.

If you prefer to make a donation by check please do so through our good friends at the United States Marshals Service Association ( at the following address:


20488 Cedar Bluff Road

Fayetteville, AR  72703

More information can be found on the internal United States Marshals Service intranet site and email announcements, and by visiting the U.S. Marshals Survivors Benefit Fund FaceBook page.

Thank you for your support!



The link below is to a touching article about Beacon, one of the best four legged law enforcement officers the U.S. Marshals Service and this country has ever known.  Beacon dedicated his life in service to our great nation.  Please take a few minutes to read his story.  There is a poem at the end of the article which really helps you understand the special bond between Beacon and his handler Mike.



The Board of Directors of the U.S. Marshals Survivors Benefit Fund (USMSBF) is pleased to announce the selection of John O. Bolen as the new Chairman of the USMSBF effective June 1, 2016.  Mr. Bolen has served as Treasurer of the Fund for the past three years.  John Patrignani has been selected as the new Treasurer of the Survivors Benefit Fund.   

Additionally, the Board of Directors has established the permanent staff position of Executive Director to oversee the business operations and fundraising functions of the organization.  We are also pleased to announce that retired Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Dan O’Donnell, immediate past Chairman of the USMSBF Board of Directors, has accepted an offer to become the first USMSBF Executive Director effective June 1, 2016.  The Executive Director will be an ex-officio member of the Board.  The establishment of this new permanent position becomes necessary as the USMSBF continues to grow and volunteers are spending more time coordinating additional programs and events that benefit the USMSBF and the families we serve.

The Marshals 225th Anniversary Golf Classic Raises Over $80,000 for the Fund!


The Marshals 225th Anniversary Golf Classic, held on October 5, 2015, raised over $80,000 for the U.S. Marshals Survivors Benefit Fund (SBF), due in part to a moving testimonial video from Dr. Channing Wells, surviving spouse of DUSM Josie Wells. 

As part of the Marshals 225th Anniversary Golf Classic, a Commemorative Rifle Raffle was held. Thanks to the high participation in the raffle, all 1000 tickets were sold, and over $15,000 was raised for the SBF!

Congratulations to the winners of the Commemorative Rifle Raffle:

1st Place – Amy Fields (daughter of a USMS employee), won and selected the Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves Commemorative Rifle

2nd Place – Bob Tompkins (friend of a USMS employee), won the 225th Anniversary Commemorative Rifle

Additionally, Rocky Delmonaco, a retired USSS Special Agent and three-time attendee of the outing, outbid the crowd at the Marshals 225th Anniversary Golf Classic to take home a Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves Commemorative Rifle.

The SBF is grateful for the support that it has received from USMS employees at the 225thAnniversary events. The SBF is now a CFC charity, #15158.