For Immediate Release
The FBI Agents Association National Executive Board (NEB) congratulates San Antonio Division Special Agents Jeb Killion and Marcus Washington who received the 2021 Congressional Badge of Bravery this week in a ceremony hosted by U.S. Senator John Cornyn. This distinguished award was created in 2008 by an Act of Congress to recognize federal, state and local law enforcement officers who carry out exceptional acts of bravery in the line of duty.
SA Killion and SA Washington received the award for their actions during an arrest and search operation in July 2019 that prevented an armed subject, who threatened to detonate an explosive device, from potentially shooting SWAT operators in the residence.
Congressional Badge of Bravery recipients are chosen by the U.S. Attorney General. SA Killion and SA Washington are the first SAs to receive the award since 1017, and join 11 other FBI agents who have received this honor since the award was created by Congress.
SA Killion and SA Washington also were presented with the FBIAA’s J. Edgar Hoover Memorial Award for Valor in July at the FBIAA convention in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Please join the NEB is congratulating SA Killion and SA Washington for their bravery and these well-deserved awards. Their actions are a reminder that Agents perform their duties with bravery and professionalism and are the reasons why the Bureau continues to be the premier law enforcement agency in the world.