Famous Mormons in Protective Services

Including FBI agents, policemen and firemen 


Barbara Christiansen

Cruelty Investigator        She has been featured on the Animal Planet TV show Animal Cops Houston.  She has eight years experience in emergency veterinary medicine.  She loves being an investigator because she knows she's making a difference!  "Through [us], the animals have a voice, and are being protected when they are unable to protect themselves," she says.  Source: Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Samuel Cowley

Samuel Cowley


FBI inspector      Shot and killed by Baby Face Nelson at the Battle of Barrington in Chicago, Illinois. Nelson died the next from wounds received in this gun battle. Roy Jensen played Samuel Cowley in the horribly inaccurate film: Dilenger (1973).
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Rob Davis

Chief of police, San Jose, California          In the 1970s, he served a full-time mission in Argentina.  He became police chief in January 2004 when Vietnamese residents were accusing the department of cultural insensitivity after officers fatally shot Cau Bich Tran, a 25-year-old mother of two.  Davis, who had been deputy chief for several years, began learning more about San Jose's ethnic and religious communities and in particular reached out to Muslims, whom he felt had become isolated after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.  He joined about a billion Muslims worldwide in their fasts to gain a better understanding of the community.  He received hate e-mails during the first few days of Ramadan, but the positive correspondence outnumbered the negative by about 50-1.

Source: Joining Muslims in Ramadan fast, one hungry Mormon police chief by Cicero A. Estrella, San Francisco Chronicle, 13 Nov 2004



Darwin A. John

Chief Information Officer, Federal Bureau of Investigation           "The FBI, in the midst of a massive reorganization in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks, yesterday (10 Jul 2002) hired the top information and communications official of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as its new chief information officer.  FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III said Darwin A. John, managing director of information and communications systems worldwide for the Mormons in Salt Lake City, will replace Bob E. Dies, a former IBM official who served two years as the FBI's chief information officer."

Source: FBI taps Mormon for post, Washington Times, 11 Jul 2002

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Martin Pomeroy

(Interim) Chief of Police LAPD    In his youth, he served a full-time mission to the Eastern States.  He joined the LAPD in 1969.  He retired in 2001 as one of the top deputies and moved his family to Montana, but when the top job became vacant, he moved back to LA to fill the position on an interim basis.  The LA police chief heads a department of 9,000 sworn officers, 3,000 civilians, and an annual budget of more than $1 billion. 

Source: Oversees billion-dollar police force by Barbara Evans Openshaw, Church News, 21 Sep 2002



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