– Sheriff Parnell McNamara thought hard about open constitutional
carry of firearms; he answered a remark about people shooting cops
and cops shooting people.
had to be certified by the U.S. Marshal’s Service in 1987. I was
hired in 1970, and later I had to be certified; that was in 1987.”
recalled the opening day of class, how the Justice Department
instructor started things off with a bang, how they flashed a
macbre picture of the U.S. Marshal for the jurisdiction of South
Dakota – dead – laid on the medical examiner’s slab, his
body riddled with bullets, his soul departed, long gone and far away,
to a better place.