MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Memorials continued on Sunday for FBI special agents who were killed serving a warrant in a violent crimes against children case Tuesday in Sunrise.
Special Agent Daniel Alfin’s memorial was held Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium.
(Watch memorial for Agent Alfin below.)
The service for Laura Schwartzenberger was held Saturday.
(Watch memorial for Agent Schwartzenberger below.)
That’s what they were doing Tuesday morning when a suspect opened fire, killing them and injuring three other FBI agents.
More about the agents
Alfin, a New York native, joined the FBI in their Albany office in 2009 and was assigned to Miami in 2017.
In 2018, he was awarded the director’s award for exceptional work in Operation Pacifier, which busted the people behind a notorious child pornography website.
He lived in Weston and is survived by his wife and one child. He was 36.
Schwartzenberger, originally from Colorado, joined the FBI in 2005 and her initial assignment was with the FBI’s Albuquerque, New Mexico, office before she was assigned to FBI Miami in 2010.
An avid CrossFit participant, she lived in Coral Springs and is survived by her husband and two sons. She was 43.
A private wake was held for Schwartzenberger on Friday in Coral Springs. (See her obituary page here.)
Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered flags be flown at half-staff in honor of Schwartzenberger from sunrise to sunset Saturday at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, City Hall of Parkland and at the State Capitol in Tallahassee.
To honor Alfin, flags are being flown at half-staff Sunday from sunrise to sunset at the Broward County Courthouse, the City Hall of Weston at the State Capitol.
Members of Congress held a moment of silence for the agents Thursday on Capitol Hill. They were also honored at Thursday night’s Florida Panthers game, and President Joe Biden praised their bravery earlier this week.
How to help
You can support the families through the Tunnel to Towers Foundation. Born out of the Sept. 11 tragedy, the foundation is helping by paying off the mortgages for the fallen agents’ families. Click here for more information on how to donate.
A GoFundMe page has been launched where all proceeds will go to the families of Schwartzenberger and Alfin’s families, “and/or to the FBIAA’s Memorial College Fund.” To visit the page and for more information, click here.
Another GoFundMe page to support Schwartzenberger’s family is posted here.
Her CrossFit gym in Coral Springs is also doing a fundraiser and selling merchandise. Click here for more information.