Detention Enforcement Officer Tommy Kwok Chin

Detention Enforcement Officer Tommy Kwok Chin

United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - Detention and Deportation, U.S. Government

End of Watch Sunday, October 17, 1999

Tommy Kwok Chin

Detention Enforcement Officer Tommy Chin died after contracting Bete-hemolvtic streptococcus, Group A, also known as the flesh eating bacteria, while taking custody of 151 illegal Chinese refugees on an isolated island off of the coast of Washington state.

Officer Chin had served with the United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service for 11 years. He is survived by his wife and child.

Bio

  • Age 40
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Location Washington

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Lieutenant Ray Flores
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