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Correctional Officer Melissa Foy Given National Award

WASHINGTON — The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund on Friday named senior officer specialist Melissa Foy of the Federal Bureau of Prisons officer of the month for October.
Foy works at the high-security facility, U.S. Penitentiary Hazelton in West Virginia.
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund said in a statement:
“Officer Foy knows the majority of inmates and her instincts help her recognize when they are involved in suspicious behavior or prohibited acts. She has forwarded raw intelligence to the Special Investigation Staff which has been instrumental in solidifying criminal cases against individual inmates. With an educational background in substance abuse and dependency, Officer Foy ascertained that inmates were getting a “high” from a medication which was being dispensed daily. She identified the drug and worked with the Health Services Department to ensure that the facility discontinued prescribing this medication. In addition, adjustments were made in how medications were dispensed to the inmates.”


FBI Dedicates Its New State of The Art Northern Va. Office

Several prominent officials cut the ribbon include Rep. Frank Wolf and Joseph Persichini Jr., head of the Washington field office

Several prominent officials cut the ribbon including Rep. Frank Wolf and Joseph Persichini Jr., head of the FBI's Washington field office/photo by ticklethewire.com

MANASSAS, Va. — Several months after moving in, the FBI’s Washington field office officially dedicated its 200,000 -square foot, state of the art Northern Viriginia office Friday with the usual ribbon cutting, speeches and food.
The luminaries in attendance included Rep. Frank R. Wolf (R-Va.) and Joseph Persichini Jr., the head of the FBI Washington field office.
When the location was first announced, some agents privately complained that the office was too far out. But officials defended the move, saying they needed a location with a greater setback from the street in the Post 9/11 era. The previous Northern Virginia office was in  congested Tysons Corner.
Allan Lengel, ticklethewire.com

Larry Austin Named Fed. Security Director For Louis Armstrong Intl. Airport

NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that Larry Austin, a former Florida Highway Patrol commander, has been named federal security director for Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans.
“Larry’s hands-on experience in law enforcement and his demonstrated ability to lead will be an asset to TSA’s operations in New Orleans,” Lee Kair, TSA assistant administrator for security operations, was quoted as saying.

AUSA John P. Collins Jr. Winner Of Law Enforcement Award

Assistant U.S. Attorney John P. Collins Jr. of the Southern District of New York was recently named a winner of a 2007 Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) National Award for his prosecution of two violent Westchester County street gangs, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
Collins and others helped indict 37 gang members, authorities said. Collins shared the award with the FBI’s White Plains Resident Agency Violent Crimes Squad and officers of the Westchester County Department of Public Safety and Yonkers Police Department.

Atlanta Hires 24 New Fed Prosecutors In 16 Months

U.S. Atty. David E. Nahmias/doj photo

U.S. Atty. David E. Nahmias/doj photo

ATLANTA — U.S. Atty. David. E. Nahmias recently announced that his office hired 24 new federal prosecutors in the past 16 months.
The new additions include: Chris Bly, Jill E. Steinberg, David Suchar, Lynn Thesing, Richard Moultrie, Gerald Sachs, Cassandra Schansman, Michael Smith, Corey Steinberg, Christopher Huber, Matthew Jackson, Tracia King, Mary Kruger, Sally Molloy, Ryan Scott Ferber, Doug Gilfillan, Nekia S. Hackworth, Jamila Hall, Michael Herskowitz, Jeff Brown, Mike Brown, Mark Campbell, David Chaiken and Jeff Davis.

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Death: Jeannette Adelaide Steinbaker, FBI Secretary In 1930s

Jeannette Adelaide Steinbraker, 92, a secretary for the FBI in the 1930s. died Oct. 11 of congestive heart failure in Derwood, Md.,  the Washington Post reported.

After working at the FBI Steinbraker went to the National Cancer Institute, the paper reporter. She retired as  assistant grants administrator at the National Cancer Institute in 1981.

Legendary Miss. FBI Agent Roy K. Moore Dies

Roy K. Moore leaves behind a legacy, working for justice during an ugly era in the civil rights movement.

By Holbrook Mohr
Associated Press Writer
JACKSON, Miss. — Roy K. Moore, an FBI agent who oversaw investigations into some of the most notorious civil rights-era killings, including those depicted in the movie “Mississippi Burning,” has died. He was 94.
Moore’s daughter, Sandra Giglio, said he died Sunday in a Madison, Miss., nursing home of complications from pneumonia and other ailments.
Moore, a former Marine and native of Oregon, had established a solid reputation in the FBI when bureau director J. Edgar Hoover sent him to Mississippi in 1964 after the disappearance of civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, James Chaney and Andrew Goodman.
Nearly two months later, their bodies were dug out of an earthen dam in Neshoba County. “Mississippi Burning,” released in 1988 and starring Gene Hackman and Willem Dafoe, was based on the case.
Bill Minor, a veteran Mississippi journalist who covered the civil rights struggles, said Monday that Moore established the first “full-fledged FBI bureau” in Mississippi and set his sights on the Ku Klux Klan.

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Retired Agent Honors Late Det. Steven Carter

John Moore retired last year after 33 years as a Special Agent with the U. S. Secret Service. Prior to that, he spent 10 years as a member of the Arlington County Virginia Police Department.
It’s been a little over two years since his dear friend, Arlington detective, Steven Carter, died of cancer. In memory of Carter’s passing, he wanted to run a story he had previously written, detailing how Carter and an FBI agent cracked a cold case involving multiple murders across the country.

By John Moore
In October of 1972, during the bungled armed robbery of the Arlington Trust Bank in the Crystal City area of Arlington, Arlington County police officer Israel Gonzales and the bank’s branch manager, Harry J. Candee were shot and killed.
After the aborted robbery and murders, the killers, later to be known as the “Tuller Gang” fled to Houston where they murdered an Eastern Airlines ticket agent, Stanley Hubbard, and then hi-jacked a plane to Cuba.
The gang was headed by Charles A. Tuller, 48, and included his sons Jonathan 17, and Bryce 19. Their fourth accomplice was William White Graham, 17,. Charles Tuller was a mid-level federal executive at the Commerce Department. The two Tuller sons and William White Graham were students at T. C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia.

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