Federal special agent Jim Gunnels, right, poses with chaplain Richard Sale. A couple weeks after the Oklahoma City bombing, Gunnels was sitting in the middle of the street sobbing one night when Sale, a South Carolinian, happened by to offer his counsel.
FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)--Jim Gunnels was living a fairly normal life 10 years ago -- at least as normal as a government agent's life gets.
A special agent with the Federal Protective Service, the married father of two daughters, ages 5 and 7, was working on an emergency preparedness project with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Marshall Service and the FBI, focusing mainly on natural disasters. The group of government officials met on Wednesday mornings, every other week in Oklahoma City or Austin.