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DEA Survivors Benefit Fund

 

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.

Wall of Honor

Jorge Rene DelRio

Jorge Rene DelRio

Jorge Rene DelRio was born on February 25, 1964 in Mexico City, Mexico and passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at Grandview Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. 

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Michael E. Weston

Michael E. Weston

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent Michael E. Weston was killed on October 26, 2009

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Forrest N. Leamon

Forrest N. Leamon

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent Forrest N. Leamon was killed on October 26, 2009

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Chad L. Michael

Chad L. Michael

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent Chad L. Michael was killed on October 26, 2009.

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Samuel S. Hicks

Samuel S. Hicks

On November 19, 2008, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent Samuel S. Hicks was tragically shot and killed.

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Thomas J. Byrne

Thomas J. Byrne

On August 28, 2008, while attending the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force.

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Jay Balchunas

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.

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Don Ware

Don Ware

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent Donald C. Ware died on October 12, 2004.

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Terrance P. Loftus

Terrance P. Loftus

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent Terrance P. Loftus was killed on May 28, 2004.

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Elton Lee Armstead

Elton Lee Armstead

Telecommunications Specialist, Elton Lee Armstead died in the line of duty on March 18, 2003.

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Alice Hall-Walton

Alice Hall-Walton

Drug Enforcement Administration, (DEA) Diversion Investigator, Alice Faye Hall-Walton was killed in an automobile accident on March 1, 2001.

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Royce D. Tramel

Royce D. Tramel

On August 28, 2000, Special Agent Royce D. “Doug” Tramel was struck and killed by a vehicle.

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Larry Steilen

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.

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Shaun E. Curl

Shaun E. Curl

n December 12, 1997, Special Agent Shaun E. Curl was tragically killed in the line of duty while assigned to the Miami Division.

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Carrol J. Fields

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.

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Carrie A. Lenz

Carrie A. Lenz

DynCorp Legal Technician Carrie A. Lenz and her unborn son, Michael James Lenz III, were killed on April 19, 1995.

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Rona L. Chafey

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.

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Shelly D. Bland

Shelly D. Bland

DynCorp Legal Technician Shelly D. Bland, working under contract to the Drug Enforcement Administration, was killed on April 19, 1995.

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Frank S. Wallace, Jr.

Frank S. Wallace, Jr.

Frank S. Wallace, Jr. was one of five Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agents killed August 27, 1994.

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Juan C. Vars

Juan C. Vars

Juan C. Vars was one of five Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agents killed August 27, 1994.

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Jay W. Seale

Jay W. Seale

Jay W. Seale was one of five Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agents killed August 27, 1994.

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Frank Fernandez, Jr.

Frank Fernandez, Jr.

Frank Fernandez, Jr. was one of five Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agents killed on August 27, 1994.

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Meredith Thompson

Meredith Thompson

Meredith Thompson was one of five Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agents killed August 27, 1994.

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Richard E. Fass

Richard E. Fass

Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Richard E. Fass was fatally shot on June 30, 1994.

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Stephen J. Strehl

Stephen J. Strehl

Detective Stephen J. Strehl, a St. Louis, Missouri, Police Officer, was killed in a helicopter crash on November 19, 1993.

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Becky L. Dwojeski

Becky L. Dwojeski

Special Agent Becky Dwojeski joined the Federal Bureau of Investigations for a brief period of time in an administrative position.

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George D. Althouse

George D. Althouse

Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent G. Douglas Althouse was killed on May 28, 1992.

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Alan H. Winn

Alan H. Winn

Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent/Pilot Alan H. Winn, 37, was killed August 13, 1991.

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Eugene T. McCarthy

Eugene T. McCarthy

Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent and Pilot Eugene T. McCarthy was killed February 2, 1991.

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Wallie Howard, Jr.

Wallie Howard, Jr.

Police Investigator Wallie Howard Jr., of the Syracuse, New York Police Department, was killed on October 30, 1990.

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Joseph T. Aversa

Joseph T. Aversa

Criminal Investigator Joseph Aversa of the New York State Police, was shot to death on March 5, 1990.

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Rickie C. Finley

Rickie C. Finley

Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Rickie C. Finley was killed on May 20, 1989.

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Everett E. Hatcher

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.

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Paul S. Seema

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.

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George M. Montoya

George M. Montoya

On February 5, 1988, Special Agent Montoya was one of three undercover agents negotiating with a Taiwanese criminal group.

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Terry W. McNett

Terry W. McNett

Detective Terry W. McNett, Sedgwick County, Kansas Sheriff’s Office, was shot and killed on February 2, 1988.

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Arthur L. Cash

Arthur L. Cash

On August 25, 1987, while assigned to the Sierra Vista office, Special Agent Cash was assisting Special Agent Larry Sproat in transporting three prisoners.

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Raymond J. Stastny

Raymond J. Stastny

Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Raymond J. Stastny of the Atlanta Field Division, died on January 26, 1987.

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William Ramos

William Ramos

Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent William Ramos of the McAllen District Office, was shot and killed on December 31, 1986.

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Susan M. Hoefler

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.

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Kevin L. Brosch

Kevin L. Brosch

Criminal Investigator Kevin L. Brosch, Jefferson County, Arkansas Sheriff’s Office, was killed on July 24, 1986.

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James A. Avant

James A. Avant

Deputy Sheriff James A. Avant, Pulaski County, Arkansas, Sheriff’s Office, was killed on July 24, 1986.

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Marcellus Ward

Marcellus Ward

On December 3, 1984, Detective Marcellus Ward, of the Baltimore, Maryland, Police Department, was shot and killed.

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Larry N. Carwell

Larry N. Carwell

Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Larry N. Carwell of the Houston District Office, died on January 9, 1984.

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Thomas J. Devine

Thomas J. Devine

Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Thomas J. Devine, a Group Supervisor at the Newark Field Division, died on September 25, 1982.

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Robert C. Lightfoot

Robert C. Lightfoot

Three months after his arrival in Thailand, Special Agent Lightfoot was killed as a result of an accidental discharge of his firearm.

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Francis J. Miller

Francis J. Miller

Special Agent Francis J. Miller, a Group Supervisor at the Newark Division, was killed on March 5, 1977

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Octavio Gonzalez

Octavio Gonzalez

Drug Enforcement Administration Country Attache Octavio Gonzalez was shot and killed in the office on December 13, 1976

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James T. Lunn

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.

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Ralph N. Shaw

Ralph N. Shaw

Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Ralph N. Shaw, of the Calexico, California District Office, died May 14, 1976.

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Larry D. Wallace

Larry D. Wallace

Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Larry D. Wallace, of the Tokyo District Office, died December 19, 1975.

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Anna Y. Mounger

Anna Y. Mounger

Ms. Anna Y. Mounger, a secretary at the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Miami Regional Office died on August 5, 1974.

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Charles H. Mann

Charles H. Mann

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent Charles H. Mann died on August 5, 1974.

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Martha D. Skeels

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.

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Anna J. Pope

Anna J. Pope

Mrs. Anna J. Pope, a fiscal assistant at the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Miami Regional Office, died on August 5, 1974.

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Nickolas Fragos

Nickolas Fragos

He was killed on August 5, 1974, his first day of work as a DEA Special Agent, when the DEA’s Miami Regional Office Building collapsed.

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Mary P. Sullivan

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.

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Mary M. Keehan

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.

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Leslie S. Grosso

Leslie S. Grosso

Investigator Leslie S. Grosso of the New York State Police, was shot on May 20, 1974.

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Gerald Sawyer

Gerald Sawyer

Detective Gerald Sawyer of the Los Angeles, California, Police Department, was killed on November 6, 1973.

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Emir Benitez

Emir Benitez

Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Emir Benitez died August 9, 1973.

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Richard Heath, Jr.

Richard Heath, Jr.

Special Agent in Charge Richard Heath, Jr., of the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, died on April 1, 1973.

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George F. White

George F. White

Special Agent Pilot George E. White, of the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, was killed on March 25, 1973.

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Frank Tummillo

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.

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Hector Jordan

Hector Jordan

Special Agent Hector Jordan, a Supervisory Special Agent with the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs died on October 14, 1970.

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Anker M. Bangs

Anker M. Bangs

Special Agent Anker Marius Bangs was killed by an opium addict during an undercover operation on September 24, 1950.

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Andrew P. Sanderson

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.

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Spencer Stafford

Spencer Stafford

Narcotic Inspector Spencer Stafford of the Bureau of Narcotics, U.S. Department of Treasury, was shot and killed on February 7, 1935.

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James R. Kerrigan

James R. Kerrigan

Federal narcotic agent James R. Kerrigan died December 27, 1928, from abdominal injuries sustained on September 28, 1928.

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James E. Brown

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.

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Louis L. Marks

Louis L. Marks

Federal Narcotics Inspector Louis L. Marks of the Bureau of Internal Revenue died of internal injuries in a bus accident near Monroe, Georgia, on October 24, 1924

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James T. Williams

James T. Williams

Known as “Jimmy”, Narcotic Agent James Thomas Williams was shot and fatally wounded on October 16, 1924

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Bert S. Gregory

Bert S. Gregory

Narcotics Inspector Bert S. Gregory died on October 25, 1922, from an accidental gunshot wound.

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Joseph W. Floyd

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.

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Charles A. Wood

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.

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Stafford E. Beckett

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.

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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.