The FBI is holding two memorial services for slain FBI Particular Agents Daniel Alfin and Laura Schwartzenberger this weekend after they had been shot and killed while serving a warrant in a baby pornography case Tuesday.
Schwartzenberger, 43, was honored at Arduous Rock Stadium in Miami Saturday afternoon, while Alfin, 36, might be honored Sunday.
The funeral procession arrived on the stadium simply earlier than 2 p.m. with first responders honoring the motorcade alongside the best way, a video by WTVJ exhibits.
FBI Director Christopher Wray mentioned that the company misplaced “two warriors who took on one of many hardest jobs within the FBI: crimes towards kids.”
“[Schwartzenberger] led a lifetime of sheer dedication, dedication, and braveness, of somebody who actually liked her work and the folks she labored with, and of a lady who liked her household much more,” Wray mentioned on the memorial service.
She joined the FBI in 2005 and have become the primary and solely feminine SWAT crew member in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2007. She transferred to Miami in 2010 to hitch the violent crimes towards kids squad.
“It was right here, in Miami, that she discovered her true calling—maintaining youngsters secure. Laura selected to be a part of a crew that spends their days in darkness, confronting the very worst components of humanity,” Wray mentioned. “It’s a job with excessive stress, excessive emotional toll, and excessive burnout. However Laura by no means stopped.”
One among Schwartzenberger’s mates, Brenda Chavez referred to as her a “true protector of these she liked and cared for.”
“She tackled every thing at full velocity, by no means slowing down, whilst she was crossing the end line,” Chavez mentioned on the memorial service.
“To our pricey pal, a loving spouse, a doting mom, an inspirational sister, an affectionate daughter that might make any mum or dad proud, and to the most important unhealthy*** I do know, Laura, you blessed the lifetime of every particular person you touched.”
Household, mates, and colleagues will collect Sunday in the identical location to honor the lifetime of FBI Particular Agent Daniel Alfin, who was killed while serving a warrant with Schwartzenberger.
Alfin was within the FBI for greater than a decade and labored crimes towards kids circumstances for the previous six years.
In 2017, he was a part of the crew that introduced down what was believed to be the most important baby pornography web site on this planet, resulting in the identification or rescue of 296 sexually abused kids and the arrest of 548 perpetrators worldwide.
“It’s the identical with any prison violation: As they get smarter, we adapt, we discover them,” Alfin mentioned in 2017. “It’s a cat-and-mouse recreation, besides it’s not a recreation. Youngsters are being abused, and it’s our job to cease that.”