Ken Porter, Whose Father Died While on Duty As an FBI Agent, to Retire from Bureau

Steve Neavling

Ken Porter, an assistant special agent-in-charge for the FBI in Salt Lake City, will retire after nearly three decades of service, the Desert News reports.

Porter’s father, J. Robert Porter, also worked for the FBI, but he and his partner were gunned down while on duty near San Diego, the News reported. J. Robert Porter worked for the FBI and helped investigate the Patty Hearst kidnapping and the Symbionese Liberation kidnapping.

Ken Porter was 16 years old during the death and pledged to continue on his dream to become an FBI agent.

Born in Arizona, Porter studied political science at BYU and Arizona State and has been stationed in Phoenix, Puerto Rico, Washington D.C. and Florida.

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