FBI History

Hall of Honor
FBI Agents Killed as the Result of an Adversarial Action

Photograph of Charles W. Elmore
 

Photograph of J. Robert Porter

CHARLES W. ELMORE
1945 - 1979
 

J. ROBERT PORTER
1935 - 1979

On August 9, 1979, Special Agents Charles W. Elmore and J. Robert Porter were shot and killed by an assailant while in the FBI office in El Centro, California. The individual who opened fire on the Agents also took his own life.

SA Elmore was born in May of 1945 in Seattle, Washington. A graduate of the University of Washington at Seattle, he entered on duty as a Special Agent with the FBI in 1972. In 1978, he was assigned to the El Centro Resident Agency of the San Diego field office.

SA Porter was born in March of 1935 in Heber, Arizona. He entered on duty as a Special Agent in 1967 and was assigned to the San Antonio field office. In 1978, he was assigned to the El Centro Resident Agency of the FBI field office in San Diego.