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Detention Enforcement Officer Tommy Kwok Chin | United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - Detention and Deportation, U.S. Government United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - Detention and Deportation, U.S. Government

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

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: 11 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Duty related illness

Location: Washington

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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.

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Officer Chin,
Sir, even though it has been 13 years since your End of Watch you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country and to the Service. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
U.S. Border Patrol
October 17, 2012

 

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