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Jim Norman, Lead FBI Agent in Oklahoma City Bombing Investigation, Dies

Former FBI agent Jim Norman. Screenshot via FBI.

By Steve Neavling

Jim Norman, the FBI case agent who helped lead the investigation of the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, died from a heart attack last week. 

Norman retired from the bureau in 2016 after more than 30 years of service and later joined the Tulsa County Cold Case Task Force in Oklahoma. 

“Jim Norman brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to our Cold Case Task Force,” the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office said in a social media post. “He will be missed by all of us here, as well as by his family and friends.”

Members of the task force recalled Norman’s hard work and attention to detail. 

“He brought such an air of knowledge and confidence, and he had a great sense of humor, and you could count on him for that,” task force member Mike Huff told News9.

A memorial service is scheduled for July 8 in California. 

“We’re going to miss him on the job, and we’re going to miss him in our lives,” task force member Doc Shannon said. 

On the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, Norman described his experience and said he’d never forget that fateful day. 

“Five years after the bombing, I brought my wife and children to the dedication ceremony of the memorial. We could have gone in with (President) Clinton, but we chose to go in with the victims and I wasn’t prepared for the emotional impact that hit me when we walked in there and I saw the people who had lost kids, putting stuffed animals and flowers on the little seats,” Norman said in an interview posted on the FBI’s website. 

“There’s big seats for adults and little seats for the kids. And when they went in there and put the stuffed animals and the flowers on the little seats, I couldn’t talk. I said I can’t talk and I just walked on the hill for a few minutes until I kind of composed myself. It was so sad what happened with those kids.”

Biden’s Pick to Lead DEA, Anne Milgram, Is Sworn In

DEA Administrator Anne Milgram. Photo: DEA.

By Steve Neavling

President Biden’s pick to serve as DEA administrator, Anne Milgram, has been sworn in this week, becoming the first political appointee to lead the agency since the Obama administration. 

The U.S. Senate confirmed her nomination on June 24. 

Several acting administrators served in the top role under former President Donald Trump.  

“I am honored to lead the dedicated professionals of the Drug Enforcement Administration, who work tirelessly at home and abroad to carry out DEA’s vital mission of making our communities safer and healthier,” Milgram said in a news release Monday.

Milgram served as New Jersey attorney general from 2007 to 2010.

Before her appointment, Milgram was a professor of practice and distinguished scholar in residence at New York University School of Law. She focused on criminal justice reform, using data, analytics and technology. 

Milgram’s law career began in 1997, when she served as an assistant district attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office in New York City. She joined the Justice Department as a federal prosecutor in 2001, leading the department’s human trafficking prosecutions. 

Milgram graduated summa cum laude from Rutgers University and received a master’s degree from the University of Cambridge and a law degree from New York University School of Law. 

Milligram’s tenure begins in the midst of an opioid crisis and the legalization of recreational marijuana in many states.