LETTERS

The FDAF receives hundreds of letters and emails every year, expounding on the many services the FDAF offers and the many expressions of gratitude and appreciation for those services. Since the FDAF would not exist without our many contributors and benefactors, we thought we would post a sampling of some of the correspondence we have received, so you would have a better idea of the impact you have made through the FDAF.

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LETTERS OF APPRECIATION

- Drug Enforcement Administration
“On behalf of the Drug Enforcement Administration, I'm writing to express our sincere gratitude and deep appreciation to the Federal Drug Agents Foundation for the generous donation to the family of Special Agent Joseph Hroncich, who died tragically and unexpectedly on May 13, 2017” - Raymond P. Donovan, Special Agent in Charge

- New York State Police
Troop NYC DETF
“My family and I would like to thank you for your generous gift. Paul would have been very touched, as we are, by your kindess.”

- Embassy of the United States of America
“On behalf of the men and women serving at the Consulates and the Embassy of the United States Mission in Mexico, I would like thank you and the Federal Drug Agents Foundation for the support provided to the families of Nuevo Leon State Police officers Arturo Gerardo Zalva Ramos and Rolando Abrego Gonzalez, who were gunned down by members of a violent drug cartel n Monterry, Mexico on July 22, 2011.” - John D. Feeley, Charge d'Affaires

- United States Secretary of State
“On behalf of all of my colleagues in the Department of State, I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to the Federal Drug Agents Foundation for its generous gift to the families of our fallen Mexican colleagues at the U.S. Consulate General in Monterrey.” - Hillary Rodham Clinton, The Secretary of State

- Homeland Security Investigations
“My wife and I would like to thank all the members and donors of the Federal Drug Agents Foundation for the generous grant of $1,000.” - Anthony De Crescenzo, Special Agent, Homeland Security Investigations - New York

- Drug Enforcement Administration
“My family and I would like to again extend our deepest gratitude to each and every one of you for the kindness and generosity that you have all shown us, Thank You” - Norton Cordova, DEA Special Agent

- Drug Enforcement Administration
“On behalf of the men and women in the Denver Field Division, I would like to thank you for the invaluable assistance the federal Drug Agents Foundation recently provided to the family of one of our Diversion Investigators, Alisha Florence.” - Jeffrey D. Sweetin Special, Agent in Charge

- Drug Enforcement Administration - Aviation Division
“I wanted to take a moment to thank you for the support you provided for the family of Special Agent/Pilot Terry Loftus.” - William C. Brown, Special Agent in Charge

- Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
“On behalf of the men and women of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and especially the ATF New York Field Division, please accept my sincere appreciation and gratitude for the recent donation from the Federal Drug Agents Foundation (FDAF) to the family of deceased ATF Special Agent Anthony Annunziato.” - William G McMahon, Special Agent in Charge

- Drug Enforcement Administration
“I want to take this opportunity to thank the Federal Drug Agents Foundation (FDAF) for their generous donation in assiting with the arrangements for the late Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) Task Force Officer (TFO) John Faria.” - June W. Stanbury, Special Agent in Charge

- New York State Police
“I have received your recent correspondence, together with the generous contributions for the family of Troopers Joseph Longobardo and Donald Baker Jr., which will be personally delivered by Major Gerald E. Meyer, our Troop G Commander.” - Wayne E. Bennett, Superintendent

- Federal Bureau of Investigation
“I wanted to take the time personally thank you and the Federal Drug Agents Foundation (FDAF) for your efforts and generous contribution for our benefit concert held in honor of one of our Agents, Barry L. Bush, who was killed in the line of duty in April 0f 2007.”

- Drug Enforcement Administration
“On behalf of the New York Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and the Federal Drug Agents Foundation for sponsoring a luncheon on February 9, 2007 honoring Brigadier General Jorge Alirio Baron Leguizamon of the Colombian National Police (CNP).” - John P. Gilbride, Special Agent in Charge

- Drug Enforcement Administration
“On behalf of the New York Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration, I would like to thank you and the Federal Drug Agents Foundation for your generous donation to the Demicco family.” - John P. Gilbride, Special Agent in Charge

- New York City Police Department
“On behalf of the Scot Abrams family, I thank you for your support of the softball benefit game held in his honor on July 31, 2007.” - P.O. Jonathan Shekian, The “Scot Abrams” Benefit Committee

- Department of Law and Public Safety
“This correspondence is sent with sincere appreciation for the generous gift made by your foundation to Trooper Christopher Scales' family.” - Lt. Colonel Juan Mattos, Jr., Deputy Superintendent of Investigations

- New York State Police
“On behalf of all the men and women of the New York State Police, please allow me to express my heartfelt gratitude for your presence at the fundraiser for Trooper Suzanne Guacci on February 20, 2002, at the Vanderbilt in Plainview, New York.” - James W. McMahon, Superintendent

- Patrolmen's Benevolent Association
“On behalf of the 23,500 member of the New York City Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, I thank you and the Federal Drug Agent's Association for your continued support of the families of fallen NYC police officers.” - Patrick J. Lynch, President

- Drug Enforcement Administration
“My sincerest thanks are extended to you and the membership of the Federal Drug Agents Foundation (FDAF) for your continued support of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and its mission.” - Anthony P. Placide, Special Agent in Charge

- Sergeant's Benevolent Association
“It was a pleasure meeting you and even a greater pleasure knowing how much you and the Federal Drug Agents Foundation care.” - Edward D. Mullins, President

- Drug Enforcement Administration
“I just learned of the Federal Drug Agent Foundation's most recent demonstration of support for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the family of Special Agent Terrance Loftus, who was killed in the line of duty on May 28, 2004.” - Karen P. Tandy, Administrator

- New York State Police
“I wanted to take the opportunity to again thank you and acknowledge your contribution to the success of the True American Heroes Awards night at the Harmonie Club this past Monday evening.” - Richard C. Smith Jr., Major

- US Immigration and Customs Enforcement
“By now I believe you have already received an acknowledgement from Kenneth Smith, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Special Agent in Charge (SAC) in Atlanta, for the Federal Drug Agents Foundation's $1500.00 check to Candee Wilhelm, wife of Assistant SAC David Wilhelm.” - Marcy M. Forman, Director, Office of Investigations

- Nassau County Police Benevolent Association
“Thank you very much for your generous donation to The Kenneth & Christopher Baribault Benevolent Fund.” - James Carver, President

- Drug Enforcement Administration
“On August 28, 2008, tragedy struck the DEA Houston Field Division when Tom Byrne was brutally attached and murdered in New Orleans.” - Zoran B. Yankovich, Special Agent in Charge

- Drug Enforcement Administration
“I am writing to acknowledge your generous gift of to the family of slain Special Agent Thomas Byrne.” - John P. Gilbride, Special Agent in Charge

LETTERS OF SUPPORT

- Federal Drug Agents Foundation
“On behalf of the Federal Drug Agents Foundation, I sincerely thank you for representing the TSA at last night’s True American Hero Awards event.” - Michael N Emmerman, Vice-Chairman, The Federal Drug Agents Foundation

- Homeland Security Investigations
“Last October, Hurricane Sandy leveled the New York metropolitan area with a devastation of force not previously seen.” - James T. Hayes, Jr., Special Agent in Charge

- United States House of Representatives
“Mr. Israel, Madam Speaker, I rise today to recognize the Federal Agents Foundation and its work to support and recognize federal agents, task force members and their families.” - Congressional Record, Hon. Steve Israel, In the House of Representatives

- Suffolk County Police Department
“We are writing to thank you for your gracious invitation to attend the June 25th event featuring recently appointed New York State Police Superintendent Harry J. Corbitt.” - Dominick Varrone, Chief of Detectives and Mark White, Deputy Chief of Homeland Security and Anti-Terrorism

- New York State Police
“I thank you and all the members of the Federal Drug Agents Foundation for hosting the dinner at the Friars Club on June 25, 2008.” - Harry J. Corbitt, Superintendent

- National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives
“Greetings my NOBLE brothers and sisters.” - Grayling Williams, Federal Assistant to the National President

- Drug Enforcement Administration
“The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) is hosting their annual conference here in New York City at the Marriot Marquise Hotel from July 26 — July 31, 2008.” - John H Austin, Jr., Assistant Special Agent in Charge

- Law Enforcement Exploring
“As per our phone conversation, we agreed that the Federal Drug Agents Foundation would once again donate towards the Law Enforcement Exploring Programs's Recognition Dinner.” - Nicholas Bogeatjes, Director, Law Enforcement Exploring Program

- Drug Enforcement Administration
“On February 9, 2007, the New York Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be hosting Brigadier General Jorge Alirio Baron Leguizamon of the Colombian National Police (CNP).” - John P. Gilbride, Special Agent in Charge

- Drug Enforcement Administration
“I wish to express my sincere gratitude for your assistance with the New York Division's hosting of the law enforcement delegation from the People's Republic of China last month.” - John P. Gilbride, Special Agent in Charge

- Drug Enforcement Administration
“Thank you for your recent note expressing the support of the Foundation, and for the opportunity to meet you at the IACP conference last week in Minnesota.” - James L. Capra, Chief of Domestic Operations

- Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
“On behalf of the men and women of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), New York Field Division, I personally want to thank you and the entire Federal Drug Agents Foundation for your unwavering support and generosity to ATF over the past several years.” - William G. McMahon, Special Agent in Charge

- Homeland Security Investigations
“On January 15, 2016, the Group Supervisor of the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration & Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) was a victim of a severe hit and run accident while on official duty in Miami, Florida.”
- Special Agent in Charge