Bureau Aviation Regulations Policy Directive and Policy Guide | FBI

The FBI’s Bureau Aviation Regulations: Policy Directive and Policy Guide was issued on 1/1/2015. Its purpose is “to provide safe and effective aviation and surveillance support” to FBI investigations in conjunction with the rules issued by the Federal Aviation Administration regarding airplane flight.

FBI Recreational Association(s) 0465D | FBI

The FBI Recreation Association (FBIRA) began in 1931 as the FBI Athletic Association, operating in cooperation with the Bureau to serve FBI employees. This directive established the current policy for the official recognition and support of FBI Recreational Associations in the Bureau. It became effective 12/13/2011.


D. B. Cooper | FBI

On November 24, 1971, a man calling himself Dan Cooper, a.k.a. D.B. Cooper, bought a one-way ticket on a flight bound for Seattle, Washington. While the flight was en-route, he hijacked the plane and made several demands. Later, while the plane was in the air, he jumped out of it with a parachute and the ransom money he had been given. He was never found. This release consists of FBI’s investigative files from its search for “Cooper” between November 1971 and May 1992.


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History of the Fund
In December, 1982, five Special Agents – Ernest C. Burchette, Robert W. Conners, Charles L. Ellington, Terry Burnett Hereford and Michael J. Lynch were killed in the line of duty as a result of two separate accidents. Craig L. Dotlo, then President of the FBIAA, proposed that their deaths be memorialized with a college education Fund to benefit the survivors of deceased FBI Agents.

The Fund, originally called the Children’s Education Fund, was endowed by sales of the “First FBI Commemorative Revolver.”  Approximately $186,000 formed the corpus of the new college education Fund.

Arthur C. Grubert – 04/85 – 11/95
Christopher Morrison – 04/85 – 11/95
David L. Clark – 04/85 – 11/95
    Robert J. Marston – 11/95 – 04/03
Edward T. Cugell, Jr. – 11/95 – 04/03
Rita M. Fitzpatrick – 11/95 – 06/05
    Carl Catauro – 04/03 – 08/08
    Nancy McNamara – 04/03 – 08/08
James J. O’Connor – 06/05 – 08/08
Charles Gunther – 08/08 – 04/12
    Jean K. O’Connor – 08/08 – Present
John P. Fagan – 08/08 – Present
Jason Herring – 04/12 – Present

Charles L. Ellington | FBI

On December 16, 1982, Special Agents Terry Burnett Hereford, Charles L. Ellington, Robert W. Conners, and Michael James Lynch were killed in a Bureau airplane accident near Montgomery, Ohio. The agents were accompanying a bank fraud and embezzlement subject, Carl Henry Johnson, and an individual from the law firm representing Johnson to Cincinnati. They were attempting to locate $50,000 in embezzled money, which Johnson had hidden in that area. The plane, piloted by special agents Hereford and Conners, crashed on approach to Cincinnati’s Lunken Airport near Montgomery, and all aboard were killed. There were indications that the aircraft encountered altitude read-out problems, was flying at a low altitude, and hit some wires before it went down.


Naming and Commemorating FBI Buildings and Spaces 0910D Part 01 of 01 | FBI

Patrick V. McNamara Federal Building | WIKIPEDIA | APR 17, 2018

The Patrick V. McNamara Federal Building is a class-A skyscraper located at 477 Michigan Avenue in Downtown Detroit, Michigan, designed by the Detroit architectural firm of Smith, Hinchman and Grylls. It opened in 1976 to consolidate the offices of federal agencies which were scattered in several locations in the area. It houses offices of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Army Corps of Engineers, Defense Contract Management Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development(HUD), Internal Revenue Service, Peace Corps, Railroad Retirement Board and Social Security Administration. It is named for Patrick V. McNamara, a Democratic United States Senator from the State of Michigan from 1955 to 1966.


Patrick V. McNamara | WIKIPEDIA | APR 17, 2017

Patrick McNamara was born in North Weymouth, Massachusetts, to Patrick Vincent and Mary Jane (née Thynne) McNamara, who were Irish immigrants.[1] The oldest of eight children, he received his early education at public schools in his native town.[2] He attended the local high school for two and a half years before transferring to the Fore River Apprentice School in Quincy, where he learned the trade of pipe fitting.[3] In 1916, he began working as pipe fitter and foreman at the Fore River Shipyard.[1] He then played semi-professional football from 1919 to 1920.[2]

McNamara moved to Detroit, Michigan, where he worked as foreman of a construction crew for the Grinnell Company. He then married Kathleen Kennedy, with whom he had two children. Mary Jane (1922) and Patrick (1925). His wife died in 1929. He then married Mary Mattee in 1930. He then served as job superintendent for R.L. Spitzley Company (1922–1926) and general superintendent of H. Kelly Company (1926–1930).[1] From 1930 to 1932, he took extension courses at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.[3] He was maintenance foreman at a Chrysler plant (1931–1934) before joining the Donald Miller Company.[1] In 1937, he became president of Pipe Fitters Local 636, a position he held until 1955.[3] He also served as vice-president of the Detroit chapter of the American Federation of Labor from 1939 to 1945.[2]

During World War II, he served as rent director of the Office of Price Administration in Detroit from 1942 to 1945.[4] He then joined the Stanley-Carter Company, where he served as superintendent of construction, customer contact man, head of labor relations, and vice-president.[3]

In 1946, McNamara made his first venture into politics with a successful campaign for an unexpired term on the Detroit City Council.[4] He won twenty-one of the city’s twenty-three wards, and served until 1947.[3] From 1949 to 1955, he was a member of the Detroit Board of Education.[4]

In 1954, McNamara challenged former Senator Blair Moody for the Democratic nomination for a seat in the United States Senate.[1] He was given little chance of defeating Moody by most political analysts, but won the nomination after Moody died two weeks before the primary election.[2] He faced two-term Republican incumbent Homer S. Ferguson in the general election, during which McNamara criticized President Dwight D. Eisenhower‘s economic, labor, and farm policies.[2] In November, he narrowly defeated Ferguson by a margin of 51%-49%.[5]

McNamara was reelected over Alvin Morell Bentley in 1960, serving from January 3, 1955, until his death in Bethesda, Maryland. In the Eighty-seventh Congress, he became the first chairman of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging. He also chaired the U.S. Senate Committee on Public Works in the Eighty-eighth and Eighty-ninth Congresses. The 1959 committee hearings which Pat McNamara called on the subject of the health of the elderly began a public debate which led to the creation of Medicare.

He died of a stroke at Bethesda Naval Hospital on April 30, 1966, aged 71, and was interred in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Detroit.[6]

McNamara was a member of Americans for Democratic Action. The Patrick V. McNamara Federal Building in Detroit was named for him.