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David James LeValley
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David J. LeValley, age 53, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 26, 2018 surrounded by his family and some close dear friends. Dave was born on November 8, 1964 in Camden, New Jersey to Gerry and James LeValley.
Dave earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania and a Continuing Education Certificate in Leadership from Georgetown University. He served with the United States Marine Corps and as a police officer in numerous capacities for the Harrisburg Police Department in Pennsylvania.
Dave entered on duty as a Special Agent with the FBI in 1996, assigned to the New York Division. On this assignment, Dave investigated Colombian/Caribbean drug trafficking and money laundering organizations on a task force with the New York City Police Department.
On the morning of September 11, 2001, Dave bravely responded to the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers in New York. Dave worked many weeks at ground zero during rescue and recovery efforts. As a result of exposure to airborne toxins and chemicals at Ground Zero, he was later diagnosed with cancer.
In 2004, Dave was promoted to a supervisory position in Criminal Investigative Division’s (CID) Major Theft Unit at FBI Headquarters. In this role, he was responsible for national program management of investigations targeting organized theft crews and interstate transportation of stolen property.
In 2005, Dave worked to establish the FBI’s Mara-Salvatrucha-13 (MS-13) National Gang Task Force in response to rising concerns about the proliferation of violent transnational gangs, specifically MS-13. Dave was later named as unit chief of the CID’s Drug/Criminal Enterprise Unit in 2006, where he was responsible for national program management of the FBI’s counter-drug effort.
In 2007, Dave was selected to supervise the FBI’s Safe Streets Violent Gang Task Force in Washington, D.C. The task force was a collaborative effort between the District of Columbia’s Metropolitan Police Department, U.S. Park Police, and U.S. Marshals Service to address violent gangs in the District of Columbia.
In 2011, he was selected as assistant special agent-in-charge of the Criminal Division of Washington Field Office. While serving in this position for two years, he managed several programs including organized crime, gangs, violent crime, and cyber investigations.
In 2013, Dave was selected into the FBI’s Senior Executive Service as section chief of the Transnational Organized Crime-Western Hemisphere Section again in the CID at FBI Headquarters in Washington.
In June of 2015, FBI Director James B. Comey selected Dave as special agent in charge of the FBI’s Criminal Division of the Washington Field Office (WFO).
In November 2016, Director Comey selected Dave as the special agent in charge of the FBI’s Atlanta Division. In this position, Dave served as the senior FBI official accountable for all FBI resources and investigations in the state of Georgia.
Dave died in the line of duty as a direct result of his work at the World Trade Center.
Dave was known for his kind, gentle, and humble nature. He was a man of God, a strong family man, and a humble servant leader. In his free time, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, and reading his Bible every morning.
Dave LeValley is survived by his loving wife, Denise LeValley; his three children: Krista and Mike (spouse) Stracka, Nathan LeValley, and Justin LeValley; siblings: John LeValley, Sharon Light, and Paul LeValley.
A funeral service will be held at the Hylton Memorial Chapel, 14640 Potomac Mills Rd. Woodbridge, VA 22192 on Friday, June 15, 2018 at 10:30 AM with interment following at Quantico National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the LeValley family has requested donations be made in SAC LeValley’s honor to the FBI Agents Association Memorial College Fund or Membership Assistance Fund via

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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Hylton Memorial Chapel

14640 Potomac Mills Road
Woodbridge, VA 22192





1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Quantico National Cemetery

18424 Joplin Rd
Triangle, VA 22172

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Quantico National Cemetery

18424 Joplin Rd
Triangle, VA 22172


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