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Gov. Polis orders flags lowered to honor passing of FBI agent, Pueblo native Laura Schwartzenberger

FBI Agent Laura Schwartzenberger
Posted at 9:52 PM, Feb 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-05 23:52:25-05

DENVER — Gov. Jared Polis ordered flags lowered to half-staff on all public buildings statewide for tomorrow, Saturday, February 6 to honor FBI Special Agent Laura Schwartzenberger.

Special Agent Schwartzenberger and Special Agent Daniel Alfin were both killed in the line of duty in Miami on Tuesday while attempting to serve a search warrant as part of a criminal investigation into violent crimes against children. Three other agents were also wounded in the incident.

Special Agent Schwartzenberger was a native of Pueblo and graduated from South High School in 1996,. She is survived by her husband, who is also from Pueblo, and two children.

“As the FBI family, the law enforcement family, and the Colorado community grieve the loss of these heroes, we will honor their ultimate sacrifice by continuing our mission to protect the American people,” said Denver FBI Special Agent in Charge Michael Schneider.


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