The FBI will send me to Washington in the Spring for the Director’s Community Leadership Award ceremony. I will get to meet the honorees from each of the other FBI divisions across the country. This week, I was announced as the award recipient from the Knoxville division. On Tuesday, Special Agent in Charge Edward Reinhold presented me with a certificate during a press conference at the FBI building on Dowell Springs Boulevard.
My wife was able to take a break from work to be there for the presentation. Dennis Reedy, who preceded me, and Angie Luckie, who followed me as president of the FBI Knoxville Citizens Academy Alumni Association attended the event. Longtime FBIKCAAA member Jan Maskarinic was there too. I was also joined by my colleagues Bruce Patrick and Todd Roberts and my pastor, Fr. Michael Woods.
WATE-TV and WBIR-TV sent cameramen. On WATE’s 4:00 p.m. news, Bo Williams and Lori Tucker had very kind words for me. Similarly, John Becker and Robin Wilhoit said nice things during WBIR’s 5:00 p.m. news.
Bruce and Todd recorded videos of Mr. Reinhold’s remarks and my remarks.