Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund Names Former FBI Assistant Director Hosko President

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Aug. 1, 2014) — The Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund, a donor-driven non-profit that provides financial support to law enforcement professionals facing duty-related legal challenges, named former FBI Assistant Director Ronald T. Hosko as President of the organization.

“Ron’s broad range of private and law enforcement partnerships and management experience will help LELDF further develop its mission,” said LELDF director and former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese III, “and forge expanded relationships with the law enforcement community, government, the media, and the general public.”

Hosko retired after almost 30 years in the FBI, most recently serving as Assistant Director of the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division following his service as Special Agent in Charge of the Washington Field Office. Throughout his distinguished career with the FBI, Hosko led critical incident training, planning, and management teams while serving important roles at the Salt Lake and Torino Olympics, the U.S. World Cup and national political conventions, as well as critical incident response at the Oakdale Prison siege, 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and many others.

Prior to coming to Washington, D.C., Hosko has served as a Special Agent in Jackson, Mississippi and Chicago before leading the FBI’s Crisis Management Unit in Quantico, Virginia. He also served as an assistant special agent in charge in Philadelphia where he earned the FBI’s Shield of Bravery for his actions during a violent ransom kidnapping. He was promoted to the Senior Executive Service as an Inspector, conducting multiple shooting investigations involving FBI and associated law enforcement personnel and led a seminal 20 year review of FBI shooting incidents. Hosko is a graduate of Temple University School of Law.

In addition, the LELDF named Alfred S. Regnery Chairman following the death of Chairman David Martin. He and Mr. Martin founded the organization in 1995 after organizing and managing the Stacey Koon Defense Fund, which paid for the defense of the principal arresting officer in the Rodney King case in Los Angeles. Regnery served as a member of the LELDF Board of Directors and treasurer of the organization since its inception. Before joining the organization, he served as Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee and under Ed Meese at the U.S. Department of Justice as Deputy Assistant Attorney General. Regnery was later named by President Reagan as Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Hosko also joins the LELDF Board of Directors which includes Regnery and Meese, former FBI Deputy Assistant Director John J. Burke, former U.S. Department of Justice Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights William Bradford Reynolds, and former FBI Special Agent Daniel J. DeSimone.