Gem of the Day 5/17: Members of PVAMU Department of Public Safety

Two members of the Prairie View A&M University Department of Public Safety were honored this week by the Federal Bureau of Investigations for their work in a recent terrorism case.

Detective Darryl Hunt and Officer Traci Thomas will receive commendations from the FBI for their work in the case involving a Hempstead man convicted of participating in terrorist activities.

In 2010, Barry Bujol was arrested after a two-year investigation found that he had been communicating with members of al-Qaida seeking to aid terrorism efforts. The investigation, which included reviewing e-mail he sent using computers on the campus, led to his arrest. Bujol stood trial last year and was found guilty of trying to aid al-Qaida terrorists.

PVAMU officials worked in full cooperation with the FBI and Bryan Resident Area Joint Terrorism Task Force during the investigation.

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