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Wall Of Honor

DEA Wall Of Honor

This month we remember...

Telecommunications Specialist Elton Lee Armstead

March 18, 2003
Telecommunications Specialist Elton Lee Armstead died on March 18, 2003. His death was a result of injuries suffered from a fall while installing surveillance equipment on a grain silo in support of an ongoing narcotics investigation in Morris, Illinois.

Diversion Investigator Alice Faye Hall-Walton

March 01, 2001
Drug Enforcement Administration Diversion Investigator Alice Faye Hall-Walton was killed in an automobile accident on March 1, 2001. She was 32 years of age at the time of her death.Drug Enforcement Administration Diversion Investigator Alice Faye Hall-Walton was killed in an automobile accident on March 1, 2001. She was 32 years of age at the time of her death.

Investigator Joseph T. Aversa

March 05, 1990
Joseph Aversa of the New York State Police was shot to death on March 5, 1990, while serving on the New York Drug Enforcement Task Force. He was 31 years of age at the time of his death.

Special Agent Enrique S. Camarena

March 05, 1985
Special Agent Enrique S. Camarena, of the Drug Enforcement Administration's Guadalajara, Mexico, Resident Office, was kidnapped and tortured by Mexican drug traffickers on February 7, 1985. It is believed that Special Agent Camarena's death occurred on February 9. His body was discovered on March 5, 1985. He was 37 years of age at the time of his death.

Special Agent Francis J. Miller

March 05, 1977
Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Francis J. Miller, a group supervisor at the Newark Division, was killed on March 5, 1977, in an automobile accident in New York, while on his way home from work. He was 43 years of age at the time of his death.

Special Agent George F. White

March 25, 1973
Special Agent Pilot George F. White, of the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, was killed on March 25, 1973, after his plane hit a power line near Tucson, Arizona. He was 31 years of age at the time of his death.

Agent Stafford E. Beckett

March 22, 1921
Stafford E. Beckett, an agent with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Internal Revenue, Border Department, was killed along with his partner, Agent Charles A. Wood, as they attempted to execute a search warrant on whiskey smugglers at the Shearman Ranch in El Paso, Texas, near the U.S.-Mexico border. Following a lead that 23 cases of liquor were to be sent across the Mexican border, Federal Prohibition Agents organized a raid during which the agents were killed. He was 31 years of age at the time of his death.

Agent Charles Archie Wood

March 22, 1921
Federal Prohibition Agent Charles A. Wood, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Internal Revenue, Border Department, was killed on March 22, 1921, along with his partner, Agent Stafford E. Beckett, while attempting to execute a search warrant on whiskey smugglers at the Shearman Ranch in El Paso, Texas, near the U.S. – Mexico border. Following a lead that 23 cases of liquor were to be sent across the Mexican border, a federal raid was organized, and unfortunately, both agents lost their lives. At the time, newspapers reported that in the two weeks prior to this incident there had been seven armed fights between federal agents and border smugglers. Agent Wood was 35 years of age at the time of his death.
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