Thursday, July 1, 1971. Louisville, Kentucky. At advanced training with the US Drug Enforcement Administration. I’m kneeling, followed on left by deputies Jimmy Fowlkes, Michael Geldmacher, Detroit Sgt. Vahan Kapagian, and Deputy Al Wallace. Of 12 men assigned to our bureau, two were shot in line of duty. Another, a friend, Gerald Scotti, later became an agent with the DEA in Los Angeles. In 1984 Scotti was assigned to the John DeLorean case. DeLorean, a multimillionaire and founder, DeLorean Motor Company, was charged with trafficking 100 kilos of cocaine into the United States. For whatever reason, Scotti testified in favor of DeLorean and helped win an acquittal for entrapment. Scotti resigned from the DEA, completed law school, and became very successful criminal defense attorney. On Wednesday afternoon, March 28, 2003, in a Redondo Beach law office, Scotti got into an argument with his business associate who owed him money. Frustrated and angered, Scotti pulled out a .38-caliber revolver and fired three bullets into his associate's chest, killing him. Scotti then turned the weapon on himself, firing a fatal shot into his head.