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Special Agent Edwin R. Woodriffe was one of the first African-Americans to integrate the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under J. Edgar Hoover, in the 1960s. On January 8, 1969, while attempting to apprehend an escaped fugitive, he and partner Anthony Palmisano were mortally wounded, making Woodriffe the first African-American FBI agent to be killed in the line of duty. In a time of racial unrest and civil uprising, the event stunned both the Department of Justice and the American people, and inspired one of the most massive manhunts in the history of the nation's capital. This is the true account of Edwin Woodriffe's life...the story behind the headline.
Lee Woodriffe found her love of writing while majoring in journalism and communications at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA. She has worked in radio and television and is an entrepreneur and actress. In her spare time, she is an avid cosplayer, world traveler, and devoted pet parent. She believes that God placed in her spirit the task of writing her father's story and thanks the many people who have helped to keep her father's memory alive. She resides in Atlanta, GA.
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