Sheriff Earnell R. Lucas Statement on the Deadly Assault on Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Agents in Florida
Milwaukee, WI (February 2, 2021) Sheriff Earnell R. Lucas issued the following statement on the deadly assault on FBI agents in Florida:
“I am deeply appalled and saddened by the deadly assault that took the lives of two FBI agents and injured three others.”
Earlier today, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents from the Miami Field Office were executing a federal court-ordered search warrant in a crimes against children investigation in Sunrise, Florida when the gunman opened fire. Two of the agents were treated for their injuries and are in stable condition, while another injured agent did not require hospitalization. The FBI released the names of the two agents killed. They are Special Agent Daniel Alfin and Special Agent Laura Schwartzenberger. Special Agent Alfin, 36, joined the FBI in 2009, and had been assigned to the Miami Field Office since 2017. He is survived by his wife and a child. Special Agent Schwartzenberger, 43, joined the FBI in 2005, and had been assigned to the Miami Field Office since 2010. She is survived by her husband and two children.
“On behalf of the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office, I extend my deepest condolences to FBI Director Christopher Wray and the entire FBI family and law enforcement profession for the loss of these two outstanding public servants. They were doing the work they enjoyed and honoring the oath they swore to serve and protect. When we as law enforcement officers leave our homes and families, we never know what dangers are lurking. Yet, each day we go out knowing that it is a high honor to serve in the noble profession of law enforcement and that there is no greater sacrifice than to lay down one’s life for a friend. We wish a full recovery to those agents injured in this assault. And we pray for guidance and comfort in these difficult days for the families and children and all who honor the sacrifice of Special Agents Alfin and Schwartzenberger.”