Tag Archives: FBI

Vermilion Man

For the second time in a month, I found myself applying lipstick. This time I wasn’t going on stage. I was doing a science experiment. Dr. Al Hazari was the guest speaker at the April meeting of the FBI Knoxville Citizens … Continue reading

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And Live Each Moment

Linda Ragsdale was in the restaurant of the Oberoi Hotel in Mumbai when terrorists attacked on November 27, 2008. The Nashville artist and teacher was one of many who were shot but one of few who survived. A friend in the FBI … Continue reading

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Go, Diego, Go!

Lt. Paul Curtis of the Loudon County Sheriff’s Office was the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the FBI Knoxville Citizens Academy Alumni Association on Monday night. Curtis trains and handles dogs for the LCSO and for an FBI … Continue reading

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Thanks a Lot, Link

LinkedIn has been sending me a lot of good news lately. Several of my connections have endorsed me for a specific skill such as writing or voice over. For example, former Rockapella member Barry Carl endorsed me for “emcee” and … Continue reading

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Tampa Down Rumors

It will be interesting to see if history remembers Jill Kelley and Frederick Humphries. If so, will they be remembered as heroes or villains in the David Petraeus scandal? Humphries was initially identified only as the “shirtless FBI agent” who … Continue reading

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Skeleton Crew

As a joke, I should start referring to my wife as the First Lady of the FBI Knoxville Citizens Academy Alumni Association. She covered for me on Sunday when my coughing and sneezing prevented me from attending the Star 102.1 … Continue reading

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Search Engine Opticalization

Of all the displays at the Restore Innocence event in Denver last Saturday, I was partial to the presentation by the FBI’s Evidence Response Team. I posed for a photo with a plastic skeleton and showed the agents that I … Continue reading

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Trophe Case

The FBI National Citizens Academy Alumni Association has officially killed off the apostrophe that had been a part of their logo for years. The announcement was made by FBINCAAA founder Jerry Fogel during last week’s Leadership Conference. The news caused … Continue reading

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Preparedness

Officers from the Aurora Police Department attended two events during the FBI National Citizens Academy Alumni Association Leadership Conference in Denver last week. They were honored guests at the “Heroes Behind the Badge” preview screening and at the Restore Innocence … Continue reading

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How to Save a Life

Restore Innocence aims to help victims of child trafficking. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, the faith-based organization partnered with the FBI Denver Citizens Academy Alumni Association and the FBI National Citizens Academy Alumni Association at an event on Saturday. When I checked … Continue reading

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Thin Blue Line

Associate producer Dennis Collins screened a “fine cut” of the film “Heroes Behind the Badge” at the FBI National Citizens Academy Alumni Association Leadership Conference in Denver on Thursday night. Our group walked from the Brown Palace Hotel to a … Continue reading

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Mile Highlights

The forty-fourth richest man in America was in the same room as me for a few minutes on Thursday. Philip F. Anschutz dropped by the FBI National Citizens Academy Alumni Association Leadership Conference in Denver to accept an honorary membership award. … Continue reading

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Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful…

When Boy Scout Troop 630 held a flag ceremony to honor the victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, they used a special “9/11 Flag of Honor” manufactured by Annin Flagmakers. The names of those who died that … Continue reading

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House Guests

There was a surprise in store for members of the FBI Knoxville Citizens Academy Alumni Association during our field trip to Washington, D.C. last week. We expected a staff-led tour of the U.S. Capitol, similar to one my wife and … Continue reading

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