Login | About Us | Contact Us | Search Connect With ODMP Facebook Twitter
ODMP Remembers...

Special Agent Renault R. Bayhi | United States Department of the Treasury - Customs Service, U.S. Government United States Department of the Treasury - Customs Service, U.S. Government

Special Agent

Renault R. Bayhi

United States Department of the Treasury - Customs Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Tuesday, April 29, 1975

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Florida

Incident Date: 7/20/1972

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: Not available

· Leave a Reflection
· Add to My Heroes
· Update this memorial

Share this memorial:
Email to a Friend

Special Agent Bayhi was shot during an undercover drug deal.

During a buy/bust operation where customs agents were buying $164,000 of heroin, the dealer became spooked when he saw people outside the motel room and began firing. SA Bayhi was shot in the right shoulder and suffered spinal injuries and was paralyzed from the chest down. Two other agents were injured, but recovered from their injuries. SA Bayhi succumbed to his injuries about two and a half years after the shooting.

The dealer was critically injured by return fire fom one of the agents and subsequently died from the injuries.

SA Bayhi had served with the Customs Service for less than a year, but was recognized for his outstanding work before being shot. He was also awarded a Presidential Letter of Commendation by President Nixon, along with the other agents involved in the heroin bust. He had previously served with the US Border Patrol in Brownsville for four years. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, son, parents, and three sisters. He was buried at the Pleasant Home Cemetery in Bluff Springs. Florida.

Leave a Reflection · Update Memorial

View all 11 Reflections

Most Recent Reflection

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service
April 28, 2013

 

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now:

(will show below Reflection)
(will show below Reflection)
(e-mail remains private)
Remember my rank, agency and email address
I have read and agree to the Reflections Terms of Use
(revised 5/31/2012)
 
All 2016 Deaths