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New Hero Search Wesley J. Yoo
- Oct. 11, 2015 -
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Resided: Chantilly VA, USA
Born: Mar. 31, 1969  
Fallen: Oct. 11, 2015
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 46 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW  
Washington D.C., DC   20535-0001   USA
(202)324-3000
County: DC
Dept. Type: Federal/Police
Hero's Rank: Special Agent
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Terrorism
Weapon Class: Biological
Agency URL: Click Here
Memorial Panel: 51-W: 30
On The Job: 15 years
Duties: assigned to Evidence Response Team

Bio: Wesley was born in Seoul, Korea. He grew up in Fairfax, VA with his two sisters. In college, he excelled in the sciences and garnered undergraduate degrees in Biology, Chemistry & Psychology (1991) and a graduate degree in Chemistry (1996) from Virginia Tech.

Wesley married his college Sweetheart Grace Yoo on August 28, 1994 where they began a joyous life in Fairfax, VA. Driven by his passion for law enforcement, Wesley dedicated 20 years of service as a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Wesley will be lovingly remembered for his loyalty to family, dedication to his friends, his compassion toward the less fortunate, and his remarkable courage against adversity. Wesley enjoyed his passions for baseball, golf, motorcycling, traveling, and devoting time with his wife and children.

Survived by:
Grace - Wife
and two children

Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: Twin Towers   New York, NY   USA   Tue. Sep. 11, 2001
Summary: Special Agent Wesley Yoo died as the result of cancer he developed from being exposed to hazardous materials during recovery efforts at the Pentagon following the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks.

On the morning of September 11, 2001, seventy-two officers from a total of eight local, state, and federal agencies were killed when terrorist hijackers working for the al Qaeda terrorist network, headed by Osama bin Laden, crashed two of four hijacked planes into the World Trade Center towers in New York City. After the impact of the first plane, putting the safety of others before their own, law enforcement officers along with fire and EMS personnel, rushed to the burning Twin Towers of the World Trade Center to aid the victims and lead them to safety. Due to their quick actions, it is estimated that over 25,000 people were saved.

As the evacuation continued, the first tower unexpectedly collapsed due as a result of the intense fire caused by the impact. The second tower collapsed a short time later. 71 law enforcement officers, 343 members of the New York City Fire Department and over 2,800 civilians were killed at the World Trade Center site.

A third hijacked plane crashed into a field in rural Pennsylvania when the passengers attempted to re-take control of the plane. One law enforcement officer, who was a passenger on the plane, was killed in that crash.

The fourth hijacked plane was crashed into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, killing almost 200 military and civilian personnel. No law enforcement officers were killed at the Pentagon.

The terrorist attacks resulted in the declaration of war against the Taliban regime, the illegal rulers of Afghanistan, and the al Qaeda terrorist network which also was based in Afghanistan.

On September 9, 2005, all of the public safety officers killed on September 11, 2001, were posthumously awarded the 9/11 Heroes Medal of Valor by President George W. Bush.

The contamination in the air at the World Trade Center site caused many rescue personnel to become extremely ill, and eventually led to the death of several rescue workers.

On May 1, 2011 members of the United States military conducted a raid on a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan where Osama bin Laden was hiding. During the raid, they shot and killed bin Laden.

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