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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

FY-04-09

Contact: Andrew L. Lluberes

202-927-8500

For
Immediate Release
www.atf.gov

April 26, 2004

ATF
VETERAN SELECTED AS BUREAU'S DEPUTY DIRECTOR

WASHINGTON
- Edgar A. Domenech, who led the New York Field Division's recovery
after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks against the World Trade Towers, has
been selected as the deputy director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
Firearms and Explosives, ATF Director Carl J. Truscott announced today.

Although
no personnel were lost, the attacks in New York destroyed ATF's office
in Manhattan. Domenech's leadership was instrumental in rebuilding the
critical field division's operations, and inspirational to the ATF men
and women assigned there.

"Deputy
Director Domenech's widespread reputation for excellence and his dedication
to law enforcement demonstrate the experience, leadership and talents
he brings to this position," Truscott said in a message to ATF
employees. "My personal dealings with the Deputy have revealed
these outstanding attributes, and I am equally impressed with his energy,
enthusiasm and deep commitment to the entire ATF family and to the mission
of the Bureau."

Domenech,
41, began his career with ATF in 1985 as a special agent in Fort Lauderdale,
Fla. He subsequently served as group supervisor of a firearms enforcement
group in Miami, and as a supervisor for the High Intensity Drug Trafficking
Area/Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force in southern Florida.

In
1995, Domenech was promoted to headquarters, where he held a number
of positions that diversified his management experience. He became assistant
special agent in charge in New York in 1998 and special agent in charge
the following year. In 2001, he was appointed a career member of the
federal government's Senior Executive Service.

Domenech
returned to headquarters in 2002 to serve as a deputy assistant director
of field operations. He was named ATF's acting deputy director Sept.
29, 2003, and served as acting director until Director Truscott took
the helm April 19, 2004. Domenech, of Puerto Rican descent, is ATF's
first Hispanic deputy director and a founder and former president of
the Hispanic Agents Association. A native of New York, he graduated
from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice there.

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