Mr. Reid was a Baltimore City Cop from 1969 - 1977. He joined the FBI in 1977 and was assigned to FBI Offices in Norfolk, New York, Alexandria, Hawaii, Alaska, Denver and Washington, DC. He was also assigned to the FBI's Office of Professional Responsibility (Internal Affairs).
During his 28 years with the FBI, Mr. Reid was assigned to SWAT teams, as well as investigations that included bank/armored truck robberies, fugitives, kidnappings, counterintelligence and terrorism. He spent significant time overseas conducting FBI extra-territorial terrorism investigations, such as the 1988 attempted bombing of Secretary of State George Shultz's motorcade in La Paz, Bolivia. For 3 years (December 1988–November 1991) he was one of the full-time case agents assigned to investigate the bombing of Pan Am Flt. 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in which 270 people were murdered.
While assigned to the Honolulu Field Office, Mr. Reid established an extra-territorial terrorism squad that investigated murders and kidnappings of American citizens in Asia and the Pacific Rim countries. He worked personally with US embassy officials, including Ambassadors and CIA station chiefs, and with host-country law enforcement, Intelligence and military officials in those parts of the world, that included India, Pakistan and the Philippines.
Mr. Reid’s role in the PA Flt.103 bombing investigation is chronicled in Richard A. Marquise’s book “Scotbom: Evidence and the Lockerbie Investigation.” In addition, Mr. Reid’s December, 2004 recorded speech to the City Club of Denver, titled “FBI Efforts Against Terrorism,” can be found in C-SPAN’s video library.
Prior to his retirement in 2005, Mr. Reid was Special Agent-in-Charge of the Anchorage and Denver FBI Field Offices.
Mr. Reid retired again and is the Author of a recently published book "Three Sisters Ponds - My Journey from Street Cop to FBI Special Agent - from Baltimore to Lockerbie, Pakistan and Beyond," which he will be humbly promoting.
Three Sisters Ponds: