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.