Special Agent William H. Christian, Jr.

Special Agent William H. Christian, Jr.

United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Government

End of Watch Monday, May 29, 1995

William H. Christian, Jr.

Special Agent Christian was shot and killed in the parking lot of Greenbelt Middle School, in Greenbelt, Maryland, while conducting a stakeout. Special Agent Christian was working with a task force searching for the murderer of Corporal John Novabilski, of the Prince George's County Police Department.

During the stakeout the suspect snuck up behind Agent Christian's department vehicle, in the same manner as he snuck up on Corporal Novabilski, and shot him several times. The suspect was immediately chased by other agents and officers and was shot and killed during the ensuing shootout.

Agent Christian was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for 20 years. He was survived by his wife, two sons, and two daughters.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Maryland
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed


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Although time has passed, you are never forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Thank you for your service to our country. God bless

Special Agent-in-Charge Diane Upchurch
FBI - Little Rock

May 29, 2017

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