FBI, This Week: Remembering David LeValley as 9/11-Related Deaths Increase

June 8, 2018

FBI Atlanta Special Agent in Charge David LeValley recently passed away as a result of an illness linked to his exposure to toxic materials following the September 11 terror attacks; these types of deaths are on the rise.

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Mollie Halpern: The FBI mourns the loss of the 11th special agent to die as a result of illnesses directly related to their work from the September 11 terror attacks.

David LeValley, who served as the special agent in charge of the FBI’s Atlanta Field Office, was exposed to toxins at the World Trade Center.

FBI Director Christopher Wray says LeValley will be added to the FBI’s Wall of Honor.

Christopher Wray: And when we look up at it and see it, we will remember him as a dedicated agent, a devoted family man, a loving and loyal friend. We will remember him as a committed public servant and a courageous leader.

Halpern: President of the FBI Agents Association Tom O’Connor says he’s seeing an uptick in illnesses and deaths of 9/11 first responders.

Tom O’Connor: I think it’s important for people to know that 9/11 took place in 2001 but here we are in 2018 and we’re still strongly feeling the effects of that day, and we need to stand by the families.

Halpern: The World Trade Center Health Program and two other federal programs provide health and monetary support to those who responded to all 9/11-related sites.

The FBI encourages all first responders to apply to see if they’re eligible. Visit www.cdc.gov for more information.

With FBI, This Week, I’m Mollie Halpern of the Bureau.

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