Retired FBI agent to share experiences at library
As you relax in your recliner in front of the TV with a bowl of chips and a beverage on hand, you may be thinking, “Life couldn’t be finer or more full of adventure than that of an FBI agent.”
From books to televisions shows to movies, the adventures of the FBI and its agents have played a part in the intrigue and mystique the entertainment world provides to engage audiences all over world.
However, we all know that not everything we see on TV is true. Although any author, writer or producer can consult with the FBI to verify the accuracy of their presentation, it is not mandatory that they do so, and the FBI does not check their work. While some create relatively realistic portrayals of the bureau, others add in a bit more imagination.
So, what is it actually like working to keep north central Wisconsin safe? The answer to this question can only be answered through experience, which is something former FBI Agent Tom Burg can offer through the number of years he spent in the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Tom Burg was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and was raised in a small town nearby. He went to college and received his Master’s degree from University of Idaho. He began his career as Special Agent with the FBI on Sept. 18, 1967, in Mississippi. His final career assignment with the FBI landed him in Wausau, where he was Senior Resident Agent during the last 22 years of his career. He retired in 1999 just short of 32 years on duty with the FBI.
Join us in the Community Room at the T.B. Scott Free Library on Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. as Tom Burg shares his intriguing stories from the many years he spent working for the FBI.
This program, part of the library’s Words Worth Hearing series, provides an opportunity for those interested in hearing about the inner-workings of the FBI to hear it directly from someone who was knee-deep in the organization’s functions in the area. And, best of all, you get to hear how Tom has used his investigative skills to write some rather interesting and informative non-fiction books available for viewing or checkout at the event. Set aside the date of Thursday, Oct. 18, to find out more.
Enjoy refreshments with coffee provided thru the courtesy of First Street Coffee Station plus other beverages will add to your enjoyment as we explore together the life of an FBI agent. For additional information about this event contact Laurie Ollhoff at 715-536-1791 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For other Scott Free library programs, check out www.tbscottlibrary.org or call the library at 715-536-7191.