Media Advisory
May 10, 2006
For Information Contact:

Deborah McCarley (FBI) 602-650-3201
Thomas Mangan (ATF) 602-776-5408
Ramona Sanchez (DEA) 602-664-5725
Brenda McLaughlin (USMS) 602-382-8761

ATF, DEA, FBI and USMS Memorial Service

Lester Martz, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms(ATF); Keith L. Bennett, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); Timothy J. Landrum, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and United States Marshal David Gonzales announce the seventh annual Special Agents' Memorial Service to honor Special Agents of the ATF, DEA, FBI and USMS who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

The keynote speaker for this year's service will be U. S. Attorney Paul K. Charlton, who was appointed by President George W. Bush on November 12, 2001, and confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the United States Attorney for the District of Arizona.

U.S. Attorney Charlton has made a career out of serving the public and protecting the interests of victims in the State of Arizona. Prior to his appointment and since 1991, U.S. Attorney Charlton was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Arizona prosecuting cases ranging from homicide to white collar offenses. Charlton also served the citizens of Arizona in the Arizona Attorney General’s Office as an Assistant Attorney General assigned to the Organized Crime and Racketeering Division.

This year’s ceremony will include a tribute to federal officers killed in the line of duty, musical selections performed by Kristy Thomas-Hall and the DEA Black & Gold bagpipes with the assistance of Phoenix Fire Department Pipe and Drum.

The ceremony will commence at 10 a.m. on May 11, 2006, in the red brick building just south of the FBI office, 201 East Indianola, Phoenix, Arizona. Those planning to attend should arrive no later than 9:45 a.m. to allow time to check in and set up equipment without detracting from the solemnity of the event.

Parking will be available in the vicinity. (Guards on FBI premises will direct attendees toward parking, if needed.) This ceremony will last an estimated hour.