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Celebrating a Century

Celebrating a Century
Retired Agent Charles Tignor Marks 100 Years


FBI Denver Special Agent in Charge James Yacone recently presented retired Special Agent Charles L. Tignor (born September 13, 2012) with a letter from FBI Director Robert Mueller in celebration of Tignor’s 100th birthday. Mueller praised Tignor’s service and dedication to the Bureau during his 27-year career.

On March 13, 1942, with only two years on the job, Special Agent Tignor sustained multiple gunshot wounds and his partner was killed while they were pursuing two armed fugitives in Abingdon, Virginia. “Such a violent and traumatic event would have led some individuals to end their law enforcement careers,” Mueller wrote. “However, demonstrating great strength of character and commitment to public service, you returned to work and served our nation for another quarter century.”

Happy birthday, Mr. Tignor.

- Details on the shootout that injured Tignor