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DEA Survivors Benefit Fund

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. Special Agent McCullough received a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University in 1980, and received a master’s degree in Public Administration from Webster University, Webster Groves, Missouri, in 1986. Special Agent McCullough also served in the U.S. Army and attained the rank of Captain. His civilian government service began with the Defense Investigative Service in St. Louis, Missouri, in November 1987. Special Agent McCullough joined DEA on February 4, 1990, and after completing basic agent training was assigned to the Dallas Division’s Oklahoma City Resident Office. His wife Sharon characterized her husband’s greatest quality as honor, and recounted how Special Agent McCollugh told his son that “if you have no honor, you have nothing. Honor is the only thing that cannot be taken away from you.” In addition to his wife Sharon K. McCullough, Special Agent McCollugh is survived by a daughter, Jessica; and a son, Patrick.

The Survivors Benefit Fund is not part of the US Department of Justice (DOJ) or Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) but, instead, is a private 501(c)(3) organization that supports the families of DEA agents, employees, and task force officers who gave their lives in the line-of-duty. Neither the DOJ nor DEA approves, endorses, or authorizes the Survivors Benefit Fund, its materials, or its fundraising efforts.