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Special Agent Trenwith S. Basford | United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Government United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Government

Special Agent

Trenwith S. Basford

United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Thursday, August 25, 1977

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Age: 60

Tour: 35 years

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Cause: Aircraft accident

Location: Minnesota

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Special Agent Kirkland and Special Agent Trenwith Basford were killed when the float plane they were flying in crashed into Dewey Lake near Chisholm, Minnesota. They were returning to Twin Lakes after assisting other agents in Duluth. The plane was being piloted by Agent Basford.
Agent Basford had been with the agency for 35 years and was survived by his wife and two sons.

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Special Agent Mark A. Kirkland
United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Government
End of Watch: Thursday, August 25, 1977
Cause: Aircraft accident

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Agent Basford,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Agent on that plane with you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

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United States Border Patrol
August 25, 2017

 

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