U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation
For Immediate Release
January 10, 2003
Washington D.C.
FBI National Press Office

Statement from FBI Director Robert S. Mueller on the Death of Steve Young, National President of the Fraternal Order of Police

Our nation suffered a great loss today with the death of police Lieutenant Steve Young, who has served since 2001 as National President of the Fraternal Order of Police. Steve's career in law enforcement spanned more than a quarter of a century, but it was only in the wake of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that I had the honor of working with him personally. From that time, his ideas and his leadership have been instrumental in strengthening law enforcement partnerships to protect the nation against future attacks. In June 2002, President Bush recognized his leadership and commitment by appointing him to the Homeland Security Advisory Council. From protecting his local community as a police officer to protecting all of our communities as a national law enforcement leader, Steve has lived a life of great service and devotion to our country. I am proud to have known him.

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