By Allan Lengel
David J. LeValley, head of the Atlanta FBI, died Saturday from complications related to the 9/11 attack, the FBI said Saturday.
In a statement, the FBI said:
Mr. LeValley entered on duty as a special agent with the FBI in 1996 and was assigned to the New York Division. He was called to serve his country following the attacks on 9/11 at the World Trade Center, where he spent several weeks being exposed to many contaminants. Dave died in the line of duty as a direct result of his work at the World Trade Center.
“It’s important as we move further away from 911 that people do not forget what we lost on 9/11, right away or later. He had to know he was making a sacrifice that day, I have no doubt. He never complained,” retired FBI agent Steve Emmett tells WSB-TV in Atlanta.
A number of FBI who responded to different 9/11 sites have died from cancer related to work at the sites including the Pentagon and the World Trade Center.