“True” Brothers In Law Enforcement

Noel Wagner

Noel Wagner
Special Agent, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


Special Agent Noel Wagner (right) and Bureau of Land Management Ranger Lanny Wagner (Brother on left) at FBI recognition ceremony.Special Agent Noel Wagner (right) and Bureau of Land Management Ranger Lanny Wagner (Brother on left) at FBI recognition ceremony.

My name is Lanny Wagner and I’m a retired Federal Law Enforcement Officer (30 years with the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service) and I’m writing this in honor of my younger brother, Noel Wagner, who is a Special Agent with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Albuquerque, NM. Special Agent Noel Wagner will be retiring after 25 years as a Federal Officer with the U.S. Park Police, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Noel served honorably with all three agencies and rose to the level of Special Agent in Charge while with the BLM. While a field agent with the BLM he was selected as the first ever “Agent of the Year” and recognized in Washington DC. Noel has dedicated a large portion of his adult life to protecting the resources and visitors who visit our public lands. He spent years on a case that resulted in the return of human remains and civil war artifacts to the family of a civil war Buffalo Soldier whose grave had been illegally excavated and robbed. I always enjoyed the few occasions that we got to work together in our careers because as “true” blood brothers in Law Enforcement, I knew we had each other backs! I’m glad he has made it across the finish line and can enjoy more time with his family including back country fishing trips with his big brother who is very proud of him!

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