FBI Director Christopher Wray eulogized a killed unique representative Saturday at a memorial held at the Acid rock Arena in Miami Gardens, Florida.
FBI representative Laura Schwartzenberger, 43, was shot and killed on Tuesday in Daybreak, Florida. Representative Daniel Alfin, 36 was likewise killed. The squad was serving a warrant to search the house of a child porn suspect, David Huber, who opened fire on the agents and later on killed himself before he could be arrested.
” A true American hero,” were the words Wray used in his eulogy for Schwartzenberger, who had dedicated her profession to investigating wrongdoers who threatened kids or exploited individuals online. “There are no good words to understand a loss like this.”
Wray was signed up with at the service by other leading officials, including Acting Chief law officer Monty Wilkinson and Assistant to the President for Homeland Security Elizabeth Sherwood Randall, in addition to local and federal law enforcement members.
” During her 15 years as an FBI Unique Agent, Laura Schwartzenberger was generous, determined, brave and committed to protecting a few of society’s most susceptible: its kids,” Wilkinson said in a statement Saturday.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis directed the U.S. and Florida state flags be flown at half-mast over the weekend.
” As a passionate protector of the children of our state, she frequently talked to children in Florida schools about online safety,” DeSantis wrote in a memo on Friday. “[Schwartzenberger and Alfin]’s careers exhibited brave records of bringing justice to the perpetrators of criminal activities against children. Their ultimate sacrifice will never ever be forgotten.”
Tuesday marked one of the bloodiest days in the FBI’s history, and the loss of 2 representative lives has stipulated a broad internal evaluation of the occurrence– particularly what might have been done differently to conserve the agents’ lives, according to the Miami Herald
Schwartzenberger’s squad of agents served the warrant without the protection of a SWAT team, which are trained to effectively fight armed and dangerous suspects like Huber.
3 other representatives were injured in the shooting.