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Wall Of Honor

DEA Wall Of Honor

This month we remember...

Pilot Instructor Larry Steilen

September 25, 1998
On September 25, 1998, Lawrence Steilen was killed in a helicopter accident while performing a training mission in Fort Worth, Texas. He was 51 years of age at the time of his death.

Special Agent Thomas J. Devine

September 25, 1982
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.

Agent Anker M. Bangs

September 24, 1950
Agent Anker M. Bangs, Chief of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics for 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.

Agent Andrew P. Sanderson

September 23, 1944
Agent Andrew P. Sanderson of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Federal 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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