Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 18 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Duty related illness
Incident Date: 7/14/1994
Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Trena McLaughlin died as the result of Hepatitis C, which she had contracted after being stuck by a syringe while searching a vehicle.
On July 14, 1994, she was searching a vehicle at the Temecula Station in California when her hand came in contact with the hidden syringe. She tested positive for Hepatitis C in 1998 and medically retired from the Border Patrol in 2002. She passed as a result of the disease on September 14, 2009.
Agent McLaughlin had served with the United States Border Patrol for 18 years.