James Hoyer Lead Investigator Al Scudieri is President of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI. This week, he presided over the organization’s national convention in Sun Valley, Idaho. Every year, the Society pays tribute to agents killed in the line of duty in the region where the annual conference is held. This year, the James Hoyer Law Firm was honored to donate the services of its production team to produce a tribute video in memory of agents Jack Coler and Ron Williams.
Agents Coler and Williams were killed on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota in 1975. The two were attempting to serve a warrant on a kidnapping suspect when they were ambushed and wounded in a shootout. Then, unable to escape, they were executed at close range.
The video below is a celebration of the promising lives lost in that tragedy nearly 40 years ago. Our thanks to the family and friends of agents Coler and Williams, who shared their thoughts and memories of these two brave agents.