On February 2, 2021, two agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) were killed while executing a search warrant in Sunrise, Florida. According to law enforcement sources, the suspect being investigated initiated the gun battle as agents approached his home.
The Intelligence Ledger has been able ascertain a team of agents from a local FBI field office were executing a search warrant on the property of a crimes against children case at 0600 EST. As LEOs approached the house, the suspect opened fire. This initial volley resulted in the deaths of Special Agent Daniel Alfin and Special Agent Laura Schwartzenberger. In the ensuing gun-battle, three other agents were injured before the suspect was killed.
In a press release, FBI Director Christopher Wray honored the fallen agents, "Every day, FBI Special Agents put themselves in harm's way to keep the American people safe. Special Agent Alfin and Special Agent Schwartzenberger exemplified heroism today in defense of their country. The FBI will always honor their ultimate sacrifice and will be forever grateful for their bravery."
President Joseph R. Biden echoed Wray's sentiment when speaking to members of the press, adding that the agents paid, "a hell of a price."