Edward 'Ed' Hamshaw was a Special Agent in the FBI. A popular and well respected family man, Hamshaw was seen as one of the new clean cut types that the Bureau was attempting to produce. He approached Fox Mulder for help on a computer hacker case, which in turn led Mulder to discover someone in Conneticut impersonating him online. He also was involved in the manhunt for Kasper Jordan and in the investigation of the botched hospital hostage situation. He clashed with Mulder's views on the paranormal during the murder cases in Little Italy, New York.
Hamshaw was killed along with four other agents during a raid on a warehouse in Washington D.C. He was survived by a wife and three children