From the FBI: in 1994, when a gunman began shooting in a squad room at the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C., Martha Dixon Martinez apparently chose to confront the attacker rather then retreat. She and fellow Special Agent Michael John Miller were killed in the exchange, along with a D.C. police officer. Robin L. Ahrens was killed in Phoenix during an operation to arrest an armed robber.
In New Interviews, Women Agents Reflect on 40 Years
Celebrating Women Special Agents, Part 5 Women agents past and present talk about their place among four decades of pioneers. Details
Celebrating 40 Years of Women Special Agents, Part 2 July 17, 2012 They were known as the nun and the Marine. The respective backgrounds of Joanne Pierce Misko and Susan Roley Malone could not have been more dissimilar. But 40 years ago, on July 17, 1972, the two women were drawn together by a shared goal—to become FBI special agents.