On Oct. 19, Steve Reynolds '93 was presented with an Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service -- the Department of Justice’s second-highest honor -- for his role in the investigation and prosecution of Bridgeport, Connecticut resident Faisal Shahzad for the attempted bombing of Times Square in New York City on May 1, 2010. Attorney General Eric Holder recognized Reynolds as well as several other federal prosecutors and law enforcement agents from New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts during the 59th Annual Attorney General Awards Ceremony at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.
"This year's award recipients have made significant contributions across, and far beyond, the Department of Justice and helped to protect the rights, safety and best interests of the citizens we are privileged to serve," Attorney General Holder said. "I am grateful for the dedication and passion that these extraordinary public servants bring to their work, and I am honored to count them as colleagues."
The prosecutors and law enforcement agents, who were under tremendous pressure to act quickly, were recognized for their swift response and coordination that led to the identification and apprehension of Shahzad within 72 hours of his bombing attempt in Times Square.
Reynolds has served as a federal prosecutor for nearly ten years and is currently the Deputy Chief of the National Security and Major Crimes Unit at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut. He also coordinates the District's anti-terrorism program.
At Hamilton, Reynolds majored in government and economics. He was a member of the men's crew team and Chi Psi fraternity. After graduation, he went on to earn his law degree from Cornell Univestiry in 1997.