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Wall of Honor
Every month DEA remembers those who made the ultimate sacrifice for drug law enforcement and the nation. Browse anniversaries below or search the complete list of fallen heroes.
Stafford E. Beckett
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. Read more >
Charles Archie Wood
Federal Prohibition Agent Charles A. Wood, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Internal Revenue, Border Department, was killed on March 21, 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 34 years of age at the time of his death. Read more >
George F. White
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. Read more >
Francis J. Miller
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. Read more >
Enrique S. Camarena
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. Read more >
Joseph T. Aversa
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. Read more >
Alice Faye Hall-Walton
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. Read more >
Elton Lee Armstead
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. Read more >
Visit the New DEA Wall of Honor
The Wall of Honor is a central, yet serene, place of reflection located in the DEA Museum's lobby. Since 1995, the agency has prominently displayed portraits of the men and women of DEA and its predecessor agencies who lost their lives while on duty. DEA continues to honor their sacrifices with a redesigned space featuring newly commissioned portraits, a dignified brass display area, respectful 24-hour illumination, and an interactive kiosk that shares the stories of each hero.
Click here to view the complete Wall of Honor list.