The FBI Chicago Division’s Edwin C. Shanahan Explorer Post #1920 was established in 2012 in honor of Special Agent Edwin C. Shanahan. Special Agent Shanahan joined the FBI in Chicago in 1920 and was the first Chicago agent killed in the line of duty in 1925.


The Explorer Post #1920’s mission is to instill basic tenets of civic responsibility, foster an interest in and respect for law enforcement, and develop responsible and intelligent youth in our community. The Explorer Post #1920 intends to achieve this mission by educating students about the duties and mission of the FBI and by developing young leaders who strive to serve their communities.