FBI, This Week: Remembering Special Agent Melissa Morrow

March 30, 2018

The FBI honors Melissa Morrow, who passed away after developing brain cancer from her work at the Pentagon following the attacks of September 11, 2001.

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Mollie Halpern: The FBI has laid to rest the 11th special agent who has died as a result of the September 11 terror attacks. 

Special Agent Melissa Morrow was a first responder to the crash site at the Pentagon, where she spent 10 weeks recovering and processing evidence.

She was exposed to contaminants and, after a long and brave battle with brain cancer, died in late March.

Traditionally when a law enforcement officer dies, their colleagues gather around a police radio. Listen to excerpts of Morrow’s last call.

Dispatcher: This is the last call for FBI Special Agent Melissa S. Morrow, radio 1108.

Halpern: When the dispatcher doesn’t receive a response, she says…

Dispatcher: FBI 1108 has ended her tour. Troop A is clear at 1700.

Halpern: The FBI's Hall of Honor recognizes FBI employees who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty and will be updated to pay tribute to Melissa.

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

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