Gov. Polis Orders Flags at Half-Staff for Fallen FBI Agent
There was a very tragic incident that took place earlier this week in Florida where an FBI agent from Colorado lost her life. That is why Colorado Governor Jared Polis has ordered all flags to be flown at half-staff. This means all flags are to be lowered from sunrise to sunset on all public buildings across Colorado to remember and honor the life of FBI Agent Laura Schwartzenberger.
Schwartzenberger was 43 years old at the time of her death while on duty attempting to serve a court-ordered federal search warrant for an investigation into violent crimes against children, according to The Denver Channel. Agent Schwartzenberger wasn't the only FBI agent that was killed during this operation, as the FBI is also honoring the life of special agent Daniel Alfin, there were three other agents wounded all expected to recover.
Laura Schwartzenberger graduated from Pueblo South High School back in 1996 and grew up in Pueblo. She went on to Colorado State University where she was competitive with the Rams dive team before completing her Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice in 2000 at Northeastern University.
Agent Schwartzenberger had been working with the FBI for over 15 years at the time of her death, initially joining in 2005 with the Alburquerque Division. In 2010 she transferred to Miami and wanted to make a difference with the crimes against children in that area specifically. Agent Laura Schwartzenberger is survived by her two children and her husband who is also from Pueblo.
We are sending thoughts and prayers to the Schwartzenberger family as they battle through this very difficult time.