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Special Agent Milford James Merrifield | Texas and Pacific Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police Texas and Pacific Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Special Agent

Milford James Merrifield

Texas and Pacific Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch: Wednesday, October 11, 1922

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 22

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Military veteran

Cause: Drowned

Location: Louisiana

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Special Agent Milford Merrifield drowned in the Mississippi River near Gretna, Louisiana, when the boat he was in sprung a leak and sank.

He was patrolling railroad property on both sides of the river and requested two other Texas and Pacific employees take him across the river in a skiff. The skiff developed a leak several hundred feet from shore and sank. The other two employees were able to swim to safety, but Special Agent Merrifield was caught in the current and pulled downstream. His body was recovered several days later.

Special Agent Merrifield was a U.S. Army veteran of WWI. He was survived by his wife, father, and two sisters.

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Agent Merrifield,
On today, the 94th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a LEO but for our Country as well when you served in the U.S. Army during WW I.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
October 11, 2016

 

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