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Raymond E. Fragoso

Assistant Special Agent in Charge

Chicago Field Division

 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)

United States Department of Justice

Raymond E. Fragoso was appointed as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) of the Chicago Field Division in July 2016.  As an ASAC, Mr. Fragoso oversees investigative operations for six enforcement groups situated throughout Illinois and Northern Indiana.  

A seasoned law enforcement professional and member of ATF management, Mr. Fragoso began his career as a Special Agent in St. Louis in 1992.  Wanting to advance his investigative skills and help combat criminal gang violence, he transferred to the  Los Angeles Field Division in 1996.  In 2002, he was reassigned to the Las Vegas field office as a Senior Special Agent.  Due to his investigative skills and vast experience, he was a member of the prestigious ATF National Response Team.  Rising through the ranks at ATF, Mr. Fragoso was promoted in 2005 to Resident Agent in Charge of the Fresno Field Office.  In 2008, he transferred to the ATF National Headquarters in Washington, D.C. as a Program Manager in Field Management Staff where he provided support and guidance to all ongoing major criminal investigations.  In 2010, he promoted to Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Miami Field Division.  In that role, Mr. Fragoso managed the enforcement activities in Southern Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.  In 2012, Mr. Fragoso was appointed as the Regional Attaché to all twelve countries situated in South America.  In this position, Mr. Fragoso directed and managed the planning, development and implementation of joint strategies and tactics to combat the illegal trafficking of firearms and explosives to South America.  Upon completing his overseas assignment, Mr. Fragoso was named Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Detroit Field Division.   

When appointed as Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago Field Division, Mr. Fragoso was serving as the Chief of the ATF National Investigative Division at the ATF National Headquarters in Washington, D.C..       

In 1998, Mr. Fragoso was awarded the Federal Bar Association Medal of Valor for his actions in an armed confrontation with gang members in California.  In 2003, he was awarded the ATF Medal of Valor and the ATF Hostile Action Award for his actions in a deadly armed confrontation with a former police officer who killed a deputy sheriff.  

In 1992, Mr. Fragoso earned his Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Law Enforcement Administration from Western Illinois University.  In 2010, he earned a Masters Degree in Military Studies from the United States Marine Corps University in Quantico, Virginia. 

Mr. Fragoso proudly served in the United States Navy from 1985 to 1992.  Mr. Fragoso is a native of Chicago, Illinois.

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