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For Our Fallen Heroes

For Our Fallen Heroes

A law enforcement officer is killed every 59 hours in the U.S. and over 66,000 law enforcement officers are assaulted each year.

"...As long as I, stand the line Today, let us remember those warriors who stood beside us, Today, let us remember, we carry their swords."

Please take a moment to read about the heroes who died in the line of duty, and consider helping their families by making a donation.

Brent Hanger

On August 6, 2015, Washington State Patrol (WSP) Detective and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Task Force Officer (TFO) Brent L. Hanger was participating in a joint WSP and DEA marijuana eradication effort on public lands outside of Yakima, Washington. This operation was conducted as part of the DEA Seattle Division’s Domestic Cannabis Eradication and Suppression Program. TFO Hanger was hiking with other members of the Reconnaissance and Arrest Team following a tip on a suspected large-scale outdoor grow operation when he suffered chest pains which required immediate medical attention.  Attempts by on-scene medical personnel to revive TFO Hanger proved unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead on the scene.


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Terry Watson

Special Agent James “Terry” Watson, passed away on June 21, 2013 in Bogota, Colombia.
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Chad L. Michael

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent Chad L. Michael was killed on October 26, 2009, when the U.S. military helicopter he was in crashed while returning from a joint counternarcotics mission in Western Afghanistan. Special Agent Michael was a member of DEA’s Foreign-deployed Advisory and Support Team (FAST) Alpha, assigned to Afghanistan. He was 30 years old at the time of his death.
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Forrest N. Leamon

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent Forrest N. Leamon was killed on October 26, 2009, when the U.S. military helicopter he was in crashed while returning from a joint counternarcotics mission in Western Afghanistan. Special Agent Leamon was a member of DEA’s Foreign-deployed Advisory and Support Team (FAST) Echo, assigned to Afghanistan. He was 37 years old at the time of his death. Continue Reading.

Michael E. Weston

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent Michael E. Weston was killed on October 26, 2009, when the U.S. military helicopter he was in crashed while returning from a joint counternarcotics mission in Western Afghanistan. Special Agent Weston was assigned to the Kabul Country Office in Kabul, Afghanistan. He was 37 years old at the time of his death.
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Samuel S. Hicks

On November 19, 2008, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent Samuel S. Hicks was tragically shot and killed during a joint DEA, FBI and Pittsburgh Police Department operation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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Thomas J. Byrne

On August 28, 2008, while attending the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, Special Agent (SA) Thomas J. Byrne was attacked and severely beaten and mugged while walking to his hotel. After multiple surgeries, he succumbed to his injuries on August 30, 2008.
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Jay Balchunas

On October 29, 2004, Task Force Officer John “Jay” Balchunas was fatally wounded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He died from his injuries on November 5, 2004. Officer Balchunas was conducting surveillance as part of the Department of Justice/FBI Fall Threat Initiative prior to the national elections.
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Don Ware

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent Donald C. Ware died on October 12, 2004 of complications during a surgery that was directly attributed to gunshot wounds he received on June 9, 1975, while working on an undercover operation in Mexico.
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Terrance P. Loftus

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent Terrance P. Loftus was killed on May 28, 2004, when the plane he was piloting crashed shortly after take off from Midway International Airport in Chicago, Illinois. Agent Loftus was providing air support to the Kansas City District Office as part of a Title III Investigation. After transporting drug evidence seized by the Kansas City District Office to the DEA Laboratory in Chicago, Illinois, he was en route to St. Louis to return the DEA aircraft.
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Elton Lee Armstead

Telecommunications Specialist, Elton Lee Armstead died in the line of duty on March 18, 2003. His death was a result of injuries suffered from a fall while installing surveillance equipment on a grain silo in support of an ongoing narcotics investigation in Morris, Illinois.
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Alice Hall-Walton

Drug Enforcement Administration, (DEA) Diversion Investigator, Alice Faye Hall-Walton was killed in an automobile accident on March 1, 2001. She was 32 years of age at the time of her death.
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Royce D. Tramel

On August 28, 2000, Special Agent Royce D. “Doug” Tramel was struck and killed by a vehicle. Special Agent Tramel was 36 years of age at the time of his death.
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Larry Steilen

On September 25, 1998, Lawrence Steilen, a contract instructor pilot with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Aviation Division was killed in a helicopter accident while performing a training mission in Fort Worth, Texas. He was 51 years old at the time of his death.
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Shaun E. Curl

On December 12, 1997, Special Agent Shaun E. Curl was tragically killed in the line of duty while assigned to the Miami Division. He was 39 years of age at the time of his death.
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Shelly D. Bland

DynCorp Legal Technician Shelly D. Bland, working under contract to the Drug Enforcement Administration, was killed on April 19, 1995, when a car bomb exploded outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She was 25 years of age at the time of her death, and her family often states that it has lost a kind heart since she left them.
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Rona L. Chafey

Cleveland County Sheriff's Office Dispatcher, Rona L. Chafey, working in a Drug Enforcement Administration State and Local Task Force, was killed on April 19, 1995, when a car bomb exploded outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She was 35 years of age at the time of her death.
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Carrie A. Lenz

DynCorp Legal Technician Carrie A. Lenz and her unborn son, Michael James Lenz III, were killed on April 19, 1995, when a car bomb exploded outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Mrs. Lenz was working under contract to the Drug Enforcement Administration. At the time of her death Mrs. Lenz was 26 years of age and six months pregnant with Michael James, her first child.
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Carrol J. Fields

Carrol June Fields, a Drug Enforcement Administration Office Assistant, who was known to her friends as “Chip,” was killed on April 19, 1995, when a car bomb exploded outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Mrs. Fields spent her entire 29 years of Federal service in the Oklahoma City offices of DEA and its predecessor agency the Bureau of Narcotics, Department of Treasury. She was 48 years of age at the time of her death.
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Kenneth G. McCullough

Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Kenneth G. McCullough was killed on April 19, 1995, when a car bomb exploded outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Special Agent McCullough had 13 years of Federal Service and had been assigned to the Oklahoma City Resident Office since 1990. He was 36 years of age at the time of his death.
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Meredith Thompson

Meredith Thompson was one of five Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agents killed August 27, 1994, in a plane crash during a reconnaissance mission near Santa Lucia, Peru. This mission was being flown as part of Operation Snowcap, DEA's cocaine suppression program in Latin America. She was 33 years of age at the time of her death.
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Frank Fernandez, Jr.

Frank Fernandez, Jr. was one of five Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agents killed on August 27, 1994, in a plane crash during a reconnaissance mission near Santa Lucia, Peru. This mission was being flown as part of Operation Snowcap, DEA's cocaine suppression program in Latin America. He was 38 years of age at the time of his death.
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Jay W. Seale

Jay W. Seale was one of five Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agents killed August 27, 1994, in a plane crash during a reconnaissance mission near Santa Lucia, Peru. This mission was being flown as part of Operation Snowcap, DEA's cocaine suppression program in Latin America. He was 31 years of age at the time of his death.
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Juan C. Vars

Juan C. Vars was one of five Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agents killed August 27, 1994, in a plane crash during a reconnaissance mission near Santa Lucia, Peru. This mission was being flown as part of Operation Snowcap, DEA's cocaine suppression program in Latin America. He was 32 years of age at the time of his death.
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Frank S. Wallace, Jr.

Frank S. Wallace, Jr. was one of five Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agents killed August 27, 1994, in a plane crash during a reconnaissance mission near Santa Lucia, Peru. This mission was being flown as part of Operation Snowcap, DEA's cocaine suppression program in Latin America. He was 37 years of age at the time of his death.
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Richard E. Fass

Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Richard E. Fass was fatally shot on June 30, 1994, during an undercover methamphetamine investigation in Glendale, Arizona. He was 37 years of age at the time of his death.
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Stephen J. Strehl

Detective Stephen J. Strehl, a St. Louis, Missouri, Police Officer, was killed in a helicopter crash on November 19, 1993, while conducting a surveillance mission of a suspected indoor marijuana grow site. Strehl was assigned to a Drug Enforcement Administration task force at the time of his death. He was 35 years of age.
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Becky L. Dwojeski

After graduating from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Arts degree in law enforcement, Special Agent Becky Dwojeski joined the Federal Bureau of Investigations for a brief period of time in an administrative position. Her lifelong dream was to become a Federal Agent and she fulfilled that dream when she entered DEA in that capacity in March, 1981.
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George D. Althouse

Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent G. Douglas Althouse was killed on May 28, 1992, during an attempted car theft in Shelby County, Alabama. He was 28 years of age at the time of his death.
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Alan H. Winn

Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent/Pilot Alan H. Winn, 37, was killed August 13, 1991, in a helicopter crash during an operations flight over the island of Hawaii.
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Eugene T. McCarthy

Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent and Pilot Eugene T. McCarthy was killed February 2, 1991, in a helicopter accident in Saudi Arabia during the Persian Gulf War. He was 35 years of age at the time of his death.
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Wallie Howard, Jr.

Police Investigator Wallie Howard Jr., of the Syracuse, New York Police Department, was killed on October 30, 1990, while serving on the Central New York Drug Enforcement Task Force. Officer Howard was shot during an undercover operation when drug traffickers from Brooklyn, New York, attempted to rob him of $42,000 he had for the purchase of two kilograms of cocaine. He was 31 years of age at the time of his death.
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Joseph T. Aversa

Criminal Investigator Joseph Aversa of the New York State Police, was shot to death on March 5, 1990, while serving on the New York Drug Enforcement Task Force. He was 31 years of age at the time of his death.
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Rickie C. Finley

Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Rickie C. Finley was killed on May 20, 1989, in a plane crash as he was returning from a jungle operation to a base camp in Lima, Peru. He was 36 years of age at the time of his death.
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Everett E. Hatcher

Special Agent Everett E. Hatcher of the Drug Enforcement Administration's New York Field Division, was shot and killed on February 28, 1989, during an undercover investigation on Staten Island in New York City. He was 46 years of age at the time of his death.
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Paul S. Seema

Special Agent Paul S. Seema of the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) Los Angeles Field Division Office, died on February 6, 1988, of gunshot wounds he received the day before during an undercover operation in Los Angeles, California. He was 51 years of age at the time of his death. Special Agent George M. Montoya was killed on February 5, in the same undercover operation.
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George M. Montoya

George Montoya began his law enforcement career with the U.S. Border Patrol after graduating from California State University in Long Beach, California in 1976, with a degree in Criminal Justice. He joined the Immigration and Naturalization Service in January 1979 and worked as a Border Patrol Agent in Campo, California, until August 1983 when he became a Criminal Investigator in Los Angeles. He became a Special Agent with DEA in September 1987 and was assigned to the Los Angeles Field Division.
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Terry W. McNett

Detective Terry W. McNett, Sedgwick County, Kansas Sheriff's Office, was shot and killed on February 2, 1988, while participating in the execution of a search warrant in Wichita, Kansas. Detective McNett was assigned to a Drug Enforcement Administration task force at the time of his death. He was 36 years of age.
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Arthur L. Cash

Special Agent Arthur L. Cash graduated from West Virginia University in 1969 with a Bachelor of Science degree. After graduating from college, Special Agent Cash served as a Border Patrol Agent with the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service. Agent Cash joined DEA in 1974 and was transferred to the San Luis District Office in Arizona, and then to the Miami Field Division. In March 1987, he was assigned to open the Sierra Vista Post of Duty in Arizona.
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Raymond J. Stastny

Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Raymond J. Stastny of the Atlanta Field Division, died on January 26, 1987, from gunshot wounds he received six days earlier, working an undercover operation in Atlanta. He was 30 years of age at the time of his death.
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William Ramos

Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent William Ramos of the McAllen District Office, was shot and killed on December 31, 1986. Special Agent Ramos was killed by a drug trafficking suspect while trying to make an arrest during an undercover investigation at Las Milpas, Texas, near the Mexican border. He was 30 years of age at the time of his death.
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Susan M. Hoefler

Ms. Susan M. Hoefler, an office assistant at the Drug Enforcement Administration's Guadalajara, Mexico Resident Office, died on August 16, 1986, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident in Guadalajara. She was 32 years of age at the time of her death.
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Charles M. Bassing

Criminal Investigator Bassing, Arkansas State Police, was killed on July 24, 1986, in a helicopter crash in Mt. Ida, Arkansas. He was 33 years of age at the time of his death.
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James A. Avant

Deputy Sheriff James A. Avant, Pulaski County, Arkansas, Sheriff's Office, was killed on July 24, 1986, in a helicopter crash in Mount Ida, Arkansas. He was 37 years of age at the time of his death.
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Kevin L. Brosch

Criminal Investigator Kevin L. Brosch, Jefferson County, Arkansas Sheriff's Office, was killed on July 24, 1986, in a helicopter crash in Mt. Ida, Arkansas. He was 34 years of age at the time of his death.
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Enrique S. Camarena

Special Agent Enrique S. Camarena, of the Drug Enforcement Administration's Guadalajara, Mexico, Resident Office, was kidnapped and tortured by Mexican drug traffickers on February 7, 1985. It is believed that Special Agent Camerena's death actually occurred on February 9. His body was discovered on March 5, 1985. He was 37 years of age at the time of his death.
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Marcellus Ward

On December 3, 1984, Detective Marcellus Ward, of the Baltimore, Maryland, Police Department, was shot and killed while working on an undercover assignment. Detective Ward was assigned to the Drug Enforcement Administration's Baltimore District Office Task Force. He was 36 years of age at the time of his death.
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Larry N. Carwell

Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Larry N. Carwell of the Houston District Office, died on January 9, 1984, in a helicopter crash during an operations flight near the Bahamas. He was 39 years of age at the time of his death.
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Thomas J. Devine

Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Thomas J. Devine, a Group Supervisor at the Newark Field Division, died on September 25, 1982, in Passaic, New Jersey of complications from gunshot wounds he received on October 12, 1972, during an undercover investigation in New York City. He was 40 years of age at the time of his death.
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Robert C. Lightfoot

After graduating from Tulane University, Special Agent Robert C. Lightfoot worked for the Agency for International Development in Vietnam and Thailand, and assisted the Thai Border Patrol Police before joining the Drug Enforcement Administration in 1974.
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Francis J. Miller

Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Francis J. Miller, a Group Supervisor at the Newark Division, was killed on March 5, 1977, in an automobile accident in New York, while on his way home from work. He was 43 years of age at the time of his death.
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Octavio Gonzalez

Drug Enforcement Administration Country Attache Octavio Gonzalez, who was in charge of DEA's Office in Bogota, Colombia, was shot and killed in the office on December 13, 1976, by an informant. He was 38 years of age at the time of his death.
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Ralph N. Shaw

Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Ralph N. Shaw, of the Calexico, California District Office, died May 14, 1976, in a plane crash north of Acapulco during an operations flight in support of Mexico's opium eradication program. He was 40 years of age at the time of his death. Special Agent James T. Lunn, who piloted the plane, was also killed in the crash.
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James T. Lunn

Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent James T. Lunn, a pilot, assigned to the Office of Enforcement at DEA Headquarters, died on May 14, 1976, in a plane crash north of Acapulco during a flight in support of Mexico's opium eradication program. He was 35 years of age at the time of his death. Special Agent Ralph N. Shaw, a passenger in the plane, was also killed in the crash.
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Larry D. Wallace

Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Larry D. Wallace, of the Tokyo District Office, died December 19, 1975, at the Naval Regional Medical Center in Guam from gunshot wounds received during an undercover drug investigation. He was 32 years of age at the time of his death.
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Mary M. Keehan

Ms. Mary M. Keehan, secretary to the Acting Regional Director of the Drug Enforcement Administration's Miami Regional Office died on August 5, 1974, as a result of the collapse of the Miami Regional Office building. She was 27 years of age at the time of her death.
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Mary P. Sullivan

Ms. Mary P. Sullivan, a clerk-typist at the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) Miami Regional Office, died on August 5, 1974, as a result of the collapse of the Miami Regional Office building. She was 56 years of age at the time of her death.
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Nickolas Fragos

Prior to joining DEA in March, 1974, Special Agent Nickolas Fragos was a highly decorated Vietnam Veteran who had been awarded a Silver Star, two Bronze stars, a Purple Heart and two Army commendation medals for his service as a medic. After serving his country in Vietnam, Special Agent Fragos returned to the Detroit, Michigan area where he earned Bachelor Degrees in political science and psychology at Wayne State University. He also served as a medical assistant with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office.
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Anna J. Pope

Mrs. Anna J. Pope, a fiscal assistant at the Drug Enforcement Administration's Miami Regional Office, died on August 5, 1974, as a result of the collapse of the Miami Regional Office building. She was 54 years of age at the time of her death.
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Martha D. Skeels

Ms. Martha D. Skeels, a supervisory clerk-typist at the Drug Enforcement Administration's Miami Regional Office, died on August 5, 1974, as a result of the collapse of the Miami Regional Office building. She was 50 years of age at the time of her death.
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Charles H. Mann

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent Charles H. Mann died on August 5, 1974, as a result of the collapse of the DEA Miami Regional Office building. He was 31 years of age at the time of his death.
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Anna Y. Mounger

Ms. Anna Y. Mounger, a secretary at the Drug Enforcement Administration's Miami Regional Office died on August 5, 1974, as a result of the collapse of the Miami Regional Office building. She was 24 years of age at the time of her death. The cause of the collapse was the use of inferior building materials used by the contractor who constructed the building shortly after World War II.
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Leslie S. Grosso

Investigator Leslie S. Grosso of the New York State Police, was shot on May 20, 1974, during an undercover operation in New York City. He was assigned to the Drug Enforcement Administration's New York Joint Task Force. Investigator Grosso died of his wound the next day. He was 32 years of age at the time of his death.
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Gerald Sawyer

Detective Gerald Sawyer of the Los Angeles, California, Police Department, was killed on November 6, 1973, while working on a joint undercover investigation with the Drug Enforcement Administration. Detective Sawyer was killed by a cocaine trafficker during an attempted robbery of a $144,000 flashroll. He was 32 years of age at the time of his death.
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Emir Benitez

Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Emir Benitez died August 9, 1973, at Broward County General Hospital from a gunshot wound he received during an undercover cocaine investigation in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He was 28 years of age at the time of his death.
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Richard Heath, Jr.

Special Agent in Charge Richard Heath, Jr., of the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, died on April 1, 1973 in Quito, Ecuador, from complications resulting from a gunshot wound he received during an undercover operation in Aruba, Netherlands Antilles on February 22, 1973. He was 36 years of age at the time of his death.
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George F. White

Special Agent Pilot George E. White, of the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, was killed on March 25, 1973, after his plane hit a power line near Tucson, Arizona. He was 31 years of age at the time of his death.
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Frank Tummillo

Special Agent Frank Tummillo, of the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs was killed during an undercover operation in New York City on October 12, 1972. He was 25 years of age at the time of his death.
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Gene A. Clifton

Palo Alto, California Police Officer Gene A. Clifton died on November 19, 1971, as a result of injuries received on October 1 during a joint operation with DEA’s predecessor agency, the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs. Officer Clifton was fatally wounded when a team of officers attempted to serve a search warrant and a suspect fired a handgun through a door striking him in the abdomen. He was 27 years of age at the time of his death.
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Hector Jordan

Special Agent Hector Jordan, a Supervisory Special Agent with the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs died on October 14, 1970, in Chicago, Illinois, from injuries he received in an unprovoked attack by a roving gang of seven assailants. He was 38 years of age at the time of his death.
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Mansel R. Burrell

Federal Bureau of Narcotics Special Agent Mansel Ross Burrell was killed by drug traffickers on December 19, 1967, in Gary, Indiana, while working undercover in a heroin investigation. He was 23 years of age at the time of his death. Special Agent Burrell was the youngest federal narcotics agent ever to die in the line of duty.
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Wilson M. Shee

On December 12, 1957, Narcotics Agent Wilson M. Shee, of the U.S. Department of Treasury, Federal Bureau of Narcotics, was killed in San Francisco, California, by a drug-addicted informant. He was 36 years of age at the time of his death.
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Anker M. Bangs

Special Agent Anker Marius Bangs, Chief of the U.S. Department of Treasury, Bureau of Narcotics for the Twin Cities, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, was killed by an opium addict during an undercover operation on September 24, 1950. After supervising similar raids in Iowa and Nebraska, investigative information led him to an opium den in the Glendale Apartment Hotel in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he was killed. He was 50 years of age at the time of his death.
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Andrew P. Sanderson

Agent Andrew P. Sanderson, of the U.S. Department Treasury, Bureau of Narcotics in Denver, Colorado, was killed on September 23, 1944, when a tire blowout caused his Official Government Vehicle to overturn. He was 53 years of age at the time of his death.
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Spencer Stafford

Thirty-six at the time of his death, Narcotic Inspector Spencer Stafford of the Bureau of Narcotics, U.S. Department of Treasury, was shot and killed on February 7, 1935, in Post, Texas. Inspector Stafford was fatally wounded when Sheriff W. F. Cato fired at him with a machine gun as he exited a veterinary hospital. Charged with the murder were the Sheriff; his Deputy, Tom Morgan; and two local doctors, L. W. Kitchen, a veterinarian and V. A. Hartman, a physician. In addition, both doctors were charged with Federal narcotics violations.
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John W. Crozier

Agent John W. Crozier died from injuries received in an automobile accident. He was en route to Jacksonville, Florida, after attending Federal Court in Savannah, Georgia, when his Official Government Vehicle collided with an unlit tractor trailer that was obstructing the Atlantic Coastal Highway outside of Savannah, Georgia. A load of cord wood on the trailer crashed through the top of the car, fracturing his skull. He was 36 years of age at the time of his death.
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James R. Kerrigan

Federal narcotic agent James R. Kerrigan died December 27, 1928, from abdominal injuries sustained on September 28, 1928, when he fell eight feet into an areaway while conducting a raid on an opium den in Newark, New Jersey’s Chinatown. Agent Kerrigan continued to work after his fall but frequently complained of sudden pains. Three months later he checked into a hospital and it was decided that he should undergo an abdominal operation to relieve the ailment. Agent Kerrigan showed improvement after the operation but suffered a sudden relapse and died.
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James E. Brown

Narcotic Agent James E. Brown of the Bureau of Prohibition, U.S. Department of Treasury, was shot three times and killed near Isleton, California, on June 7, 1928, by a suspected Asian opium trafficker. He was 36 years of age at the time of his death.
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Louis L. Marks

Federal Narcotics Inspector Louis L. Marks of the Bureau of Internal Revenue, Prohibition Service, Department of Treasury died of internal injuries in a bus accident near Monroe, Georgia, on October 24, 1924. Inspector Marks was en route to Athens, Georgia, on official business when the accident occurred. He was 45 years of age at the time of his death.
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James T. Williams

Known as "Jimmy", Narcotic Agent James Thomas Williams, of the Bureau of Internal Revenue, Prohibition Service, Department of Treasury, was shot and fatally wounded on October 16, 1924, in Chicago, Illinois. In a struggle with a suspect, Jimmy’s partner, Narcotic Agent George Howard, accidentally discharged his service revolver, striking Agent Williams in the head. This tragic incident is believed to have occurred on Agent Williams’ first assignment as a Narcotic Agent. He was 25 years of age at the time of his death.
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Bert S. Gregory

Narcotics Inspector Bert S. Gregory died on October 25, 1922, from an accidental gunshot wound. Inspector Gregory was shot on October 24, 1922, when his weapon accidentally discharged. He was 53 years of age at the time of his death.
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Joseph W. Floyd

Joseph W. Floyd was an agent with the U.S. Department of Treasury, Bureau of Internal Revenue, who was killed in Houston, Texas, on May 17, 1922, while attempting to serve a search warrant. He was shot by a suspect as he was attempting to enter the garage of the suspect's residence. He was 46 years of age at the time of his death. Newspaper accounts of the incident indicated that Agent Floyd's weapon had not been fired and the search warrant was still in his pocket. Thousands of dollars worth of liquor, a quantity of drugs and several weapons, including two automatic pistols were seized during this operation.
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Stafford E. Beckett

Stafford E. Beckett, an agent with the U.S. Department of Treasury, Bureau of Internal Revenue, Border Department, was killed along with his partner, Agent Charles A. Wood, as they attempted to execute a search warrant on whiskey smugglers at the Shearman ranch in El Paso, Texas, near the U.S./Mexican border. Following a lead that 23 cases of liquor were to be sent across the Mexican border, Federal Prohibition Agents organized a raid during which the agents were killed. He was 31 years of age at the time of his death.
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Charles A. Wood

Federal Prohibition Agent Charles A. Wood, U.S. Department of Treasury, Bureau of Internal Revenue, Border Department, was killed on March 22, 1921, along with his partner, Agent Stafford E. Beckett, while attempting to execute a search warrant on whiskey smugglers at the Shearman ranch in El Paso, Texas, near the U.S./Mexican border. Following a lead that 23 cases of liquor were to be sent across the Mexican border, a Federal raid was organized, and unfortunately, both agents lost their lives. At the time, newspapers reported that in the two weeks prior to this incident there had been seven armed fights between Federal agents and border smugglers. Agent Wood was 35 years of age at the time of his death.
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