I was honored to be part of a recent event at the National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, DC.
The family of FBI Special Agent Thomas M. McDade was giving the museum copies of a diary McDade kept while in the Bureau during the years 1934 to 1938.
One of the most memorable events of McDade’s career was being involved in a running gun battle with “Baby Face Nelson” in Barrington, IL.
He had a remarkable, yet short FBI career but the diary gives valuable insight into the daily life of a Bureau agent back then.
Biography of McDade (scroll down more than halfway; this is on a great website resource, “Faded Glory: Dusty Roads of an FBI Era“)