Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent and Pilot Eugene T. McCarthy was killed February 2, 1991, in a helicopter accident in Saudi Arabia during the Persian Gulf War. He was 35 years of age at the time of his death.
Special Agent Everett E. Hatcher of the Drug Enforcement Administration's New York Field Division, was shot and killed on February 28, 1989, during an undercover investigation on Staten Island in New York City. He was 46 years of age at the time of his death.
Special Agent Paul S. Seema of the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) Los Angeles Field Division Office died on February 6, 1988, of gunshot wounds he received the previous day during an undercover operation in Los Angeles. He was 51 years of age at the time of his death. Special Agent George M. Montoya was killed on February 5, in the same undercover operation.
George Montoya began his law enforcement career with the U.S. Border Patrol after graduating from California State University in Long Beach, California in 1976, with a degree in Criminal Justice. He joined the Immigration and Naturalization Service in January 1979 and worked as a Border Patrol Agent in Campo, California, until August 1983 when he became a Criminal Investigator in Los Angeles. He became a Special Agent with DEA in September 1987 and was assigned to the Los Angeles Field Division.
Detective Terry W. McNett, Sedgwick County, Kansas Sheriff's Office, was shot and killed on February 2, 1988, while participating in the execution of a search warrant in Wichita, Kansas. Detective McNett was assigned to a Drug Enforcement Administration task force at the time of his death. He was 36 years of age.
36 at the time of his death, Narcotic Inspector Spencer Stafford of the Bureau of Narcotics, U.S. Department of Treasury, was shot and killed on February 7, 1935, in Post, Texas. Inspector Stafford was fatally wounded when Sheriff W. F. Cato fired at him with a machine gun as he exited a veterinary hospital. Charged with the murder were the Sheriff; his Deputy, Tom Morgan; and two local doctors, L. W. Kitchen, a veterinarian and V. A. Hartman, a physician. In addition, both doctors were charged with Federal narcotics violations.