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.
Special Agent Loftus was born in Hasting, Michigan, and graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He served in the United States Army from 1981 to 1988. Terry was hired by DEA and assigned to the Washington Division, Baltimore District Office beginning September 10, 1989. While assigned to Baltimore, he served in the active reserve of the Maryland National Guard. He was an experienced pilot with 1,700 hours of flight time. On November 11, 1999, he was assigned to the Office of Aviation Operations in Chicago, Illinois.
Special Agent Loftus is survived by his wife Deborah, and their children, Dornier, Banon, Mallory and Ross, his parents Iris and Patrick Loftus of Hasting, Michigan, his brother Andrew of Annapolis, Maryland and his sister Denise Garn of Jenison, Michigan.
Comments about Terrance P. Loftus
To the Kansas City Officers - thank you for dedicating your June 2013 5k event in the name of my brother, Terry Loftus. It means a lot to know he is not forgotten.— Denise Garn
To the Loftus family. I want to let you know, the Kansas City District Office is holding a Fallen Heroes 5K Run/Walk on June 22, 2013 and it is being dedicated to Terry. We will be thinking about Terry and you all.— Kansas City District Office
Mom and Andrew are at the Memorial today. I will be there next year. Can't believe it will be 9 years this year. But you have Dad & Deano with you know. Love you forever Dear Brother.— Denise
7 years and counting brother. Miss you. ??— Denise Garn
Missing you still, brother. Think of you often.— Denise Garn
Rest in peace, my brother.— Andrew J. Loftus
— Bob Thomas
— George Horton