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John E. Lewis Named Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix, Arizona Field Office

Washington, D.C. May 10, 2006
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Washington, D.C. – John E. Lewis was recently named Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the FBI’s Phoenix Field Office by FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III. Mr. Lewis, who has contributed nearly 30 years of dedicated service to the FBI, replaces Jana Monroe who recently retired from the FBI. He leaves FBI Headquarters where, since April 2004, he has served as the Inspector/Deputy Assistant Director, Counterterrorism Division.

As SAC of the Phoenix Field Office, Mr. Lewis will oversee all FBI operations in the state of Arizona including Resident Agencies in Flagstaff, Gallup, Lake Havasu, Lakeside, Sierra Vista, Tucson, and Yuma.

Director Mueller said, “John takes with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in the FBI’s most critical program – Counterterrorism. He has already successfully led a Field Office in an earlier assignment as SAC in Oklahoma City. I look forward to working with him in his new role as SAC in Phoenix.”

Mr. Lewis began his FBI career in July 1977 and became a Special Agent in February 1982. Since then he has worked a variety of assignments such as Violent Crimes and Major Offenders, Drugs, White-Collar Crime, and Civil Rights. He was also a member of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team. He has been assigned to FBI Field Offices in Dallas (TX), Newark (NJ), New Haven (CT), San Antonio (TX), and Oklahoma City (OK). He has also had several stints at FBI Headquarters in Washington D.C.