Hundreds attend Miami memorial for female FBI agent killed by child porn suspect who ‘shot a rifle through front door’

Hundreds of people attended a Saturday memorial service for the female FBI agent who was killed by a child porn suspect who allegedly shot a rifle through an unopened door.

FBI special agent Laura Schwartzenberger, 43, was killed on February 2, 2021, as she tried to serve a search warrant to David Huber at an apartment complex in Sunrise, Florida.

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FBI special agent Laura Schwartzenberger, 43, was killed on February 2, 2021[/caption]

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An American flag covered the slain FBI agent’s casket as it was carried[/caption]

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Schwartzenberger’s casket is seen carried out onto the stadium’s field[/caption]

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The hearse carrying slain FBI agent Laura Schwartzenberger is pictured outside Hard Rock Stadium in Florida[/caption]

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Police escorted the funeral procession for Laura Schwartzenberger[/caption]

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An Honor Guard stood at attention as the hearse arrived at the memorial service[/caption]

Schwartzenberger, was shot dead along with special agent Daniel Alfin, 36.

Mourners took to Miami, Florida, on Saturday morning at Hard Rock Stadium to remember Schwartzenberger.

A memorial service for her colleague Alfin will be held at the same location on Sunday.

According to NBC Miami, FBI Director Christopher Wray spoke at the memorial on Saturday.

Wray said: “There are no good words to make sense of a loss like this, no good words for a day like Tuesday, or like today.

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Mourners took to Miami, Florida, on Saturday morning at Hard Rock Stadium to remember Schwartzenberger[/caption]

“There’s a heaviness in our hearts and a burden unlike any other, because there is nothing more devastating to the FBI family than the loss of an agent in the line of duty.”

He also revealed that Schwartzenberger’s name will be put on the FBI Headquarters’ Wall of Honor.

An American flag covered the slain FBI agent’s casket as it was carried onto the field of the NFL’s Miami Dolphins’ home stadium.

Bagpipes were heard played during the solemn service and a 21-gun salute was performed, the news outlet reported.

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Mourners were photographed as they arrived at the stadium in Miami[/caption]

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Hundreds of mourners attended the memorial service[/caption]

Wray also praised Schwartzenberger for choosing to join a team that “spends their days in darkness confronting the very worst parts of humanity.”

“It’s a job with high stress, high emotional toll and high burnout,” he explained: “Laura never stopped. She’d talk to anybody and everybody about protecting children from predators online.”

On Saturday night the FBI shared a photo of the memorial service to Twitter and remembered the fallen agent as a “shining light.”

Special agents Schwartzenberger and Alfin were fatally shot when they arrived to carry out a search warrant in a “violent crimes against children” case, on a property around 6am on Tuesday.

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David Huber was a 55-year-old IT expert who lived alone in Sunrise, just outside Fort Lauderdale.[/caption]

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FBI agent Daniel Alfin was also killed by the gunman.[/caption]

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Law enforcement officers investigated the scene where two FBI agents were killed[/caption]

Three other agents were also wounded during search warrant.

The FBI confirmed on Wednesday that David Lee Huber – a 55-year-old IT expert, divorcee and father-of-two who lived alone – was the target of the federal search warrant in the child pornography case that had led the agents to the deadly raid.

According to public records, Huber ran a computer consulting business, had a pilot’s license, was married for 16 years before divorcing in 2016, and his only known previous encounters with the legal system were confined to traffic tickets and an eviction in Colorado.

There does not appear to be any trace of him on social media.

Two FBI agents were fatally shot in Sunrise, Florida, on Tuesday morning
The victims’ bodies were loaded in front of devastated colleagues after the shooting
Special Agent Laura Schwartzenberger was one of two officers shot dead while trying to arrest a child porn suspect.
Schwartzenberger was one of two officers shot dead on Tuesday

Huber is believed to have monitored the approach of the agents with a doorbell camera and ambushed them through the unopened door with a hail of bullets from an assault-style rifle, law enforcement sources told the Miami Herald.

“There are several huge holes in the door going outward,” one law enforcement official said.

President Joe Biden paid tribute to the pair on the day of the agents’ deaths.

“My heart aches for the families,” he said in a press briefing.

“I have not had an opportunity, nor will I try today to contact them but they put their lives on the line, and it’s a hell of a price to pay.”

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