Ed Mireles was born in Alice, Texas. He moved to Beeville, TX and attended AC Jones HS. In 1971 he enlisted in the US Marines and did a four year tour. He served as a Marine Security Guard at the US Embassy’s in Sophia, Bulgaria, Reykjavik, Iceland, Brussels, Belgium and Madrid, Spain.
After graduating from the University of Maryland in 1979, Ed Mireles entered on duty with the FBI. He is a 25 year veteran of the FBI with experience as an FBI Street Agent, Supervisor and Manager in a wide range of investigative and administrative areas, as well as extensive Undercover (UC) work. Mr. Mireles served as the primary Undercover Agent in hundreds of high level, high risk Narcotics, criminal and National Security investigations.
Mr. Mireles has worked in the following major cities and areas: WDC, NYC, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami and the Southwest Border. He has been involved in two deadly force confrontations with armed adversaries and has been wounded twice.
He is married to Elizabeth and has three sons, Marco, Christian and Jonathan.
David Rivers, Sgt. (retired)
Metro-Dade Police Department
On April 11, 1986 the squad that I supervised with the Metro-Dade Police Department Homicide Bureau was assigned the Crime Scene Investigation of the shooting Edmundo Mireles relates in his new book “FBI Miami Firefight”. We spent several days working the crime scene and I will tell you it is hard to look at the ground and see the blood of law enforcement officers. It is harder by multiples to know that blood belonged to friends that you know on a personal level. On
the first few days two Agents were deceased on the scene and we didn’t know how many more would die from the wounds they received.
I bought Ed’s book as soon as I heard it had been published and read it in one day. Ed signed my book with these words “I hope you enjoy the book even though you know everything about the case”. First I don’t know everything about the case, I
only supervised the men and women that did the work. I learned volumes of new information, and will correct my classes with things from Ed’s book.
Editor, American Hand Gunner
Ed’s new book, "FBI Miami Firefight, Five Minutes that Changed the Bureau" is a Can’t put this down read and explains many things that I wondered about. It’s written clearly and it seems almost like Ed is sitting talking to you about what happened. I can’t recommend it enough.