Patrol Agent John Donald Keenan

Patrol Agent John Donald Keenan

United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

End of Watch Monday, November 27, 1989

John Donald Keenan

Patrol Agent John Keenan was killed when his patrol car was struck by a drunk driver while on patrol near Mission, Texas.

The other vehicle, traveling at a high rate of speed, struck his patrol car at the intersection of Highway 83 and FM-492. Agent Keenan sustained fatal injuries in the crash and his partner suffered non-fatal injuries.

Agent Keenan had been with the agency for two years. He is survived by his wife and two children, his mother, two sisters, and a brother. He is buried in Oakdale Memorial Park in Glendora, California


  • Age 36
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Location Texas
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Not available

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I didn't know you. I have only read your story. I got to take pictures at a dedication event that recently took place. A tree planted in your honor shortly after your death, has grown big and strong and now has a plaque with your name, to remember a life cut too short.
I would love to share the pic with your family as well as collect any pictures you would be willing to share.
Sorry for your loss,

BPA Magnuson
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BPA Magnuson
BP RGV Sector

December 11, 2017

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