The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice is deeply saddened by the news of the passing of FBI Special Agent Laura Schwartzenberger, a Northeastern University alumna, who died in the line of duty on Monday night. Laura was killed alongside her colleague Special Agent Daniel Alfin while executing a federal search warrant to investigate a man suspected of possessing child sexual abuse imagery in Sunrise, Florida. Laura was a talented and committed individual who devoted her career to investigating crimes against children. In 2000, she received her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Northeastern University. She joined the FBI shortly afterward in 2005. Throughout her career, Laura worked in the community to educate schoolchildren about protecting themselves and others online. Laura’s service exemplifies heroism and a commitment to justice. We in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice community extend sincere condolences to Laura’s family and her friends and colleagues at the FBI for their immeasurable loss.
More on Laura Schwartzenberger in The Boston Globe.