Alaska Marshals tracks fugitives in America's last frontier on Discovery

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Criminals may think they can hide from justice in the extreme environments of Alaska, but Alaska Marshals deputies make sure these law-breakers don't stay on the run for long.

For all of those Alaska adventure lovers out there, Discovery Channel is premiering an exciting new special, Alaska Marshals, on Tuesday, November 13.

Some of the nation’s most hardened criminals are running from the law in Alaska, America’s last frontier. As one could imagine, it is a cold, unforgiving landscape—not an easy place to run, and certainly not an easy place to chase. Only the most highly trained deputies are tasked with the job of hunting down and apprehending these extremely dangerous fugitives, and that training includes expertise in wilderness tracking and survival.

Alaska Marshals will take viewers to a place unlike any law enforcement assignment they have seen in the past. Every year, hundreds of fugitives hope to escape the law in the barren Alaskan wilderness. However, this has not stopped the U.S. Marshal Service from successfully taking down over 2,500 criminals over the last decade, with a team of officers who have an assignment unlike any other in the U.S. Marshal Service. For most of the Marshals, Alaska is their home; hiding in these deputies’ backyard is not a path to freedom for these lawbreakers. According to the Discovery Channel:

The Marshals use their extreme outdoor training and conditioning to find their targets. Traveling by boat, plane, snow machine – whatever it takes – ALASKA MARSHALS shows the high speed chases through one of the most extreme environments in the marshal service and the risks these deputies face to bring justice once and for all.

Stay tuned.

Alaska Marshals premieres on the Discovery Channel on Tuesday, November 13, at 10 p.m. E/P.

UPDATED: Alaska Marshals follows Discovery Channel hit Alaska: The Last Frontier for full night of Northern intrigue

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