Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WRDW) -- The Anti-Defamation League will honor the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Statesboro Resident Agency in Washington, D.C. in September.
"The SHIELD Awards give us an opportunity to publicly recognize and express our appreciation to law enforcement for protecting our nation and its values," Elise Jarvis, ADL’s Associate Director for Law Enforcement Outreach and Communal Security said in a release. "They are a way for us to honor the individuals who guard our lives and freedoms."
The Statesboro agency, which is a sub-office of Augusta, will be honored for the investigation and prosecution of a member of the Georgia Knight Rider’s Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, according to a release.
Michael Lee Fullmore told an FBI informant that he wanted to firebomb a local church in retaliation for the church’s support of the Latino community. He was charged with firearms and drug distribution violations and sentenced to 52 months in prison.
Following his conviction, the entire Knight Riders Klan organization was disbanded, according to a release.
Augusta and Statesboro agents took part in the investigation honored by the 2014 ADL SHIELD awards.
You can read the entire press release on the investigation of Fullmore here.