FBI Miami Special Agent in Charge George Piro on the killing of two FBI agents in Southern Florida on Tuesday.

April 1, 2021
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“Dan and Laura left home this morning to carry out the mission they signed up for and loved to do—to keep the American people safe. They were valuable members of our team. They will forever be heroes. We will always honor their ultimate sacrifice.”

Special Agents Laura Schwartzenberger (43) and Daniel Alfin (36), were killed and three other FBI officers were injured when a suspect opened fire while the agents attempted to execute a search warrant for a “violent crimes against children investigation” in Sunrise, Florida. The suspect also died.

  • On-duty killings of FBI agents are fairly rare. The last on-duty killing of an FBI agent serving a warrant dates was in 2008.
  • To date this year, 10 on-duty law enforcement officers have been feloniously killed. That’s six more than compared to the same time in 2020, which ended in the felonious killing of 47 officers , according to FBI data.

by Jenna Lee,