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Annual Memorial Service Honors Fallen Special Agents

Washington, D.C. May 11, 2010
  • FBI National Press Office (202) 324-3691

Today the FBI held a memorial service to honor the 53 FBI special agents killed in the line of duty. FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III and Deputy Director John S. Pistole participated in today’s ceremony, held each year as part of National Police Week to honor the sacrifices of the fallen special agents and their families.

Several special guests joined FBI employees at today’s ceremony, including former FBI Directors William H. Webster, William Sessions, and Louis Freeh; Drug Enforcement Administration Acting Administrator Michele Leonhart; United States Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Assistant Director Mark Logan; United States Capitol Police Chief Philip Morse, Sr.; and National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Chairman and CEO Craig Floyd.

“Every special agent swears an oath to well and faithfully discharge the duties of their office. Each fallen agent we honor today upheld that oath, at great cost. They discharged their duties well and faithfully, day in and day out—knowing that at any moment, even in the midst of a routine task, they might be asked to make the ultimate sacrifice,” said Director Mueller.