Originally posted Friday, July 27, 2018 by Bill Torpyfirstname.lastname@example.org on the AJC Radio TV Talk blog
Over the course of a quarter century, Danny Agan was the dapper symbol of murder and mayhem on the streets of Atlanta.
As a newbie 25-year-old homicide detective in 1979, Agan donned a fedora because he thought the squad should look sharp and stand out. It set the tone for the unit for decades to come – it was known as the Hat Squad.
Although Agan had a hand in some 800 homicide investigations, it wasn’t a murder that gnawed at him through the years. It was a series of attacks 30 years ago by a serial rapist, crimes that went unsolved for decades until he got the investigation reactivated after his retirement.
The attacks, his frustrating and fruitless investigation, and then the eventual