The Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Atlanta Field Office died Saturday from complications related to his work following 9/11.
Special Agent David J. LeValley died from exposure to contaminants from his work at the World Trade Center after the deadly terrorist attacks in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001, according to a FBI news release.
LeValley began duty as a Special Agent with the FBI in 1996 in the New York Division and joined the Atlanta Division in 2016. He also previously served as the Special Agent in Charge of the Criminal and Cyber Division at the Washington Field Office
"Mr. LeValley entered on duty as a Special Agent with the FBI in 1996 and was assigned to the New York Division. He was called to serve his country following the attacks on 9/11 at the World Trade Center where he spent several weeks being exposed to many contaminants. Dave died in the line of duty as a direct result of his work at the World Trade Center," the statement from the agency reads.
"(His) death is a great loss to the entire FBI, but particularly to his family, the FBI Atlanta Division and the Atlanta community. We are honored to have served beside him and are grateful for his leadership and sacrifice."
Funeral arrangements are pending.