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I AM DEDICATED TO RENDERING PROFESSIONAL SERVICE to the Courts, the parole authorities and the community at large in effecting the social adjustment of the offender and assuring the compliance of defendants with their legal responsibilities.

I WILL CONDUCT MY PERSONAL LIFE WITH DECORUM, will neither accept nor grant favors in connection with my office, and will put loyalty to moral principles above personal consideration.

I WILL UPHOLD THE LAW WITH DIGNITY and with complete awareness of the prestige and stature of the judicial system of which I am a part. I will be ever cognizant of my responsibility to the community which I serve.

I WILL STRIVE TO BE OBJECTIVE IN THE PERFORMANCE OF MY DUTIES, respect the inalienable rights of all persons, appreciate the inherent worth of the individual, and inviolate those confidences which can be reposed in me.

I WILL COOPERATE WITH MY FELLOW WORKERS AND RELATED AGENCIES and will continually attempt to improve my professional standards through the seeking of knowledge and understanding.

I RECOGNIZE MY OFFICE AS A SYMBOL OF PUBLIC FAITH and I accept it as a public trust to be held as long as I am true to the ethics of the Federal Probation and Pretrial Services System. I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself to my chosen profession.

Revised March 11, 1993

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On September 22nd, 1986 Tom Gahl became the first United States Probation Officer to be killed in the line of duty. This video commemorates the 25th anniversary of his death.