Mary Shannon is a U.S. Marshal in the witness protection program who spends her time relocating federal witnesses.. Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Mary works with her partner, Marshall Mann, to place criminals and innocent witnesses into new lives. When not putting her life on the line to protect federal witnesses, Mary attempts to manage her dysfunctional family, including overly dependent mother, Jinx, and younger sister, Brandi, both of whom live with her. Between work and family, Mary has little time for boyfriend Raphael Ramirez who plays minor league baseball.
She's a guardian. Not an angel.
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Did You Know?
The SE logo on Mary's Ford Probe disappears from time to time off the doors. See more
Several episodes including the Pilot and S2E1 have a county coroner van. In New Mexico, there are no such things as county coroners. Medical forensics and death in New Mexico are handled by a state level agency called Officer of the Medical Investigator, and all autopsies are handed in Albuquerque. See more
Since 1970, the Federal Witness Protection Program has relocated thousands of witnesses, some criminal, some not, to neighborhoods all across the country. Every one of those individuals shares a unique attribute, distinguishing them from the rest of the general population. And that is, somebody wants them dead.
Referenced in Psych: In Plain Fright