Wall Of Honor

DEA Wall Of Honor

This month we remember...

Special Agent Shaun E. Curl

December 12, 1997
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.

Special Agent William Ramos

December 31, 1986
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.

Detective Marcellus Ward

December 03, 1984
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.

Special Agent Octavio Gonzalez

December 13, 1976
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.

Special Agent Larry D. Wallace

December 19, 1975
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.

Narcotic Agent Mansel R. Burrell

December 19, 1967
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.

Narcotic Agent Wilson Michael Shee

December 12, 1957
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.

Narcotic Agent James R. Kerrigan

December 27, 1928
<font size="-1" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">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. </font>
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