FBI Team honored for rescuing kidnapped Alabama boy

May 11, 2013

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — FBI Special Agent in Charge Stephen Richardson and his team have been named as finalists for the 2013 Heyman Homeland Security and Law Enforcement Medal. They are being honored for their role in the rescue of a 5-year-old south Alabama boy who was abducted at gunpoint earlier this year. The boy, who was held in an underground bunker for six days, was rescued safely. His captor, Jimmy Lee Dykes, was killed. Richardson oversaw a FBI team that included crisis negotiators, tactical units, bomb experts, behavioral scientists and surveillance units. He is the head of the FBI's field office in Mobile, Ala. Assistant FBI director Ronald Hosko says Richardson had the responsibility to pull together a crisis-response team with the right mix of brainpower and firepower