Inspector Timothy Cal McCaghren

Inspector Timothy Cal McCaghren

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

End of Watch Monday, February 19, 1990

Timothy Cal McCaghren

Inspector McCaghren was killed when he was dragged by a van he and another inspector were attempting to search at the Ysleta Port of Entry near El Paso, Texas. The driver of the van accelerated as Inspector McCaghren was searching it. He was thrown from the van and received injuries, which he succumbed to the following day.

The driver of the van was apprehended five days later. He was convicted of first degree murder and was sentenced to 50 years in prison without parole.

Inspector McCaghren had served with the agency for 2 years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and son.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Location Texas
  • Incident Date Sunday, February 18, 1990
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Sentenced to 50 years

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Many years ago (about 30) I was a little girl who lived down the way from Tim, Brandt, Deidre, and Chastity in an apartment complex in Georgia, where my dad, Thomas Harden, was also stationed. Tonight I'm watching home videos of Brandt, Chastity, and Deidre, and I just wanted to tell the three of you I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope you are all well. This page is such an honor to your dad/husband.

With love,

Ashley Harden Hill

Ashley Harden Hill

April 27, 2014

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