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FBI History
Hall of Honor

FBI Agents Killed as the Direct Result of an Adversarial Action

The FBI honors its Special Agents killed in the line of duty as the result of a direct adversarial force, or at or by the hand of an adversary. The names of these Agents, who are appropriately termed "Service Martyrs," are included on a permanent plaque so that their ultimate sacrifice will always be remembered. The inscription on this Service Martyr Plaque reads: "In memory of Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation who were killed in the line of duty as the direct result of an adversarial action." A total of 34 Agents were designated as Service Martyrs as of September, 2001.

FBI Agents Who Gave Their Lives in the Performance of a Law Enforcement Duty

The FBI also honors those Agents who lose their lives in the performance of their duty, but not necessarily during an adversarial confrontation. This would include situations involving "hot pursuit" of criminals and when death results from the Agent taking immediate action to save one or more lives. A separate plaque memorializing the sacrifice of these Agents reads: "In memory of Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation who lost their lives in the performance of a law enforcement duty." A total of 14 Agents have been honored for giving their lives in the performance of their law enforcement duties.
Directors Then and Now
Photographs and biographies of FBI Directors since 1908
History of the FBI
Detailed description from 1908 to the present
FBI Headquarters
The J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building from start to finish

Freedom of Information Act
Thousands of pages of frequently requested historical records

Historic Dates
Timeline of important events in FBI history

Hall of Honor
In honor of FBI Agents killed in the line of duty
 -  Adversarial Action
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Famous Cases
Including gangsters, spies, and Top Tenners
Heraldry of the FBI Seal
The significance of each symbol and color of the FBI seal