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Special Agent Thomas Joseph Byrne | United States Department of Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Government United States Department of Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Government

Special Agent

Thomas Joseph Byrne

United States Department of Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Saturday, August 30, 2008

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: 17 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Location: Louisiana

Incident Date: 8/28/2008

Weapon: Person

Offender: Sentenced to 30 years

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Special Agent Thomas Byrne succumbed to injuries sustained two days earlier when he was abducted and beaten while attending a conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was returning to his hotel room when he was abducted.

He was found suffering from major trauma 40 blocks from where he was last seen. He was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries two days later.

The suspect, Ameal Parker, was apprehended and convicted of assault and robbery and sentenced to 30 years.

Agent Byrne had served with the DEA for 17 years. He is survived by his wife and four children.

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