Special Agent James Terry Watson

Special Agent James Terry Watson

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

End of Watch Friday, June 21, 2013

James Terry Watson

Special Agent Terry Watson was stabbed to death in Bogota, Colombia, while on temporary duty in the country as part of a drug smuggling investigation.

Agent Watson was in a taxi cab when he was attacked as part of a robbery scheme involving the taxi driver and several other subjects. Two subjects entered the taxi and stunned Agent Watson with a stun gun. As he attempted to defend himself a second subject stabbed him with a knife before fleeing.

A total of six subjects were arrested and charged under United States laws with the murder of an internationally protected person. One subject pleaded guilty to the charge in September 2014.

Agent Watson was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Drug Enforcement Administration for 13 years. He had previously served with the United States Marshals Service. He is survived by his wife.

Bio

  • Age 42
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Location Overseas
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Arrested

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I knew your brother Scott well & shared a helluva lotta laughs w/ him. I'm truly sorry a good ole boy from my time from the area (Bee Bayou/Holly Ridge) we grew up in. I'm truly sorry. RIP bro.

Mark Winchester

August 17, 2015

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