May 12, 2020

Director Wray Honors Fallen Law Enforcement Partners During National Police Week

The following statement was issued by FBI Director Christopher Wray:

A line of duty death, whether an officer, special agent, or professional staff employee, is personal to the FBI, and it’s personal to me as Director. I ask my team to let me know every time an officer is shot and killed in the line of duty in this country, and every time it happens, I read about his or her family, and then I pick up the phone and call the chief, sheriff, or commissioner and extend my support and condolences on behalf of the entire FBI.

The dangers of our work go beyond potentially deadly criminals. We cannot and should not forget the line of duty deaths and illnesses that we are now seeing affect our 9/11 first responders. It takes an incredibly special person to be willing to put his or her life on the line for the community, and we owe it to our law enforcement heroes to do whatever we can to make their work safer.