If the FBI had a face in Chicago, it would be Special Agent Royden “Ross” Rice.
The 32-year veteran of the bureau was a media darling, urging the public to help find the most notorious criminals.
Now Rice is retiring, the Chicago Sun Times reports.
Before becoming the Chicago office’s main spokesman, Rice spent time fighting organized crime and cracking cases including robbery and kidnapping.
“Ross is best described as a real professional. He was an accomplished and experienced field agent who worked in one of our most capable and successful resident agencies,” Robert Grant, the former special agent in charge of the FBI office, told the Sun Times. “He was the steady, trusted and confident face and voice of the FBI in Chicago. And he is a good and trusted adviser and friend to me.”