A Spiritual Memoir
by Lillie Leonardi

"An outstanding and inspirational story that will provide its' readers with hope, and renew their faith in God and mankind. Lillie's story will bring tears to your eyes and warm your heart with her kind and caring personal story of her career and her experiences during the 9/11 attack on America. Lillie had a tremendous positive impact on her local community while employed by the FBI, and through this book the WORLD will benefit from her caring, loving personality. I personally encourage all who believe, and even those that have their doubts, to read Lillie's story. I could not put the book down until I had read it in its’ entirety." - Kenneth T. McCabe
Special Agent in Charge - Federal Bureau of Investigation (Retired)
Commissioner - Pennsylvania Gaming Commission Board (Retired)

In The Shadow Of A Badge: A Spiritual Memoir, is the first of a trilogy of books written by Lillie Leonardi.

It is a first-hand account of the spiritual experience Lillie encountered while serving in her professional capacity as the Community Outreach Specialist with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Pittsburgh Division. Her story reflects of the visitation of Angels at the Flight 93 crash site in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. This is her personal interpretation of the historic facts leading up to and following the events of September 11, 2001. Lillie Leonardi’s memoir also details her diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and her on-going journey to heal and recover from its effects.

After serving for 25 years and as a result of medical issues related to her Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) diagnosis, Lillie retired from the law enforcement profession and now endeavors to pursue her lifetime passion for writing.

From 1998 to 2010, Lillie Leonardi was employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Pittsburgh Division as its Community Affairs Coordinator. During her tenure with the FBI, Lillie’s primary focus and research related to the topic of violence prevention. She also worked under the auspice of the United States Attorney’s Office, Western District of Pennsylvania and served with a prestigious group of instructors who provided training on various subjects including: Community Policing, Crime Prevention, Cultural Diversity, Hate Crimes, Responding to a Major Incident, Threat Assessment and Violence Reduction Techniques; as well as other related topics.

Immediately following the crash of Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania; Lillie was deployed to the site where she spent the next 13 days. During that time, she was tasked to serve as the primary liaison to the United Airlines humanitarian response team, officials from the Japanese Government, as well as other law enforcement, government and social service entities and assisted in the coordination of the two memorial services.

Post 9-11, Lillie was utilized by the FBI as the contact for three other projects relating to Flight 93. She was a consulting representative with the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC; the Senator John Heinz History Museum located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; as well as the Flight 93 Oral History Project coordinated by the Department of Interior and based in Somerset, Pennsylvania.

Prior to her career with the FBI, Lillie worked as the lead law enforcement officer on two college campuses located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was appointed the first female chief of police for Chatham University (1994) and the Director of Security for Carlow University (1992). In 1984, Lillie was appointed to serve as the first female police officer with the City of Arnold, Pennsylvania. While employed with the police department, she specialized in crime prevention and crimes against children investigations.

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