Senior Special Agent Claude Arthur Medearis

Senior Special Agent Claude Arthur Medearis

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

End of Watch Wednesday, April 19, 1995

Claude Arthur Medearis

Senior Special Agent Claude Medearis was one of eight federal agents killed in a terrorist attack carried out against the United States government.

Agent Medearis is survived by his wife, daughter, and three granddaughters.

Eight federal law enforcement agents were killed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, when domestic terrorists detonated a truck bomb outside of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. A total of 168 civilians and government workers, including numerous children in an on-site day care facility, were killed in the terrorist attack.

The terrorists bombed the building in retaliation for the government's raid on the Branch Davidian Compound in Waco, Texas, exactly two years earlier. The raid initiated a mass murder-suicide in which over 80 members of the Branch Davidians were killed. The members had been holed up in the compound after murdering four agents of the United States Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms on February 28, 1993.

Two suspects were apprehended in connection with the bombing. One of the suspects was sentenced to life and the other was executed on June 11, 2001.

Bio

  • Age 41
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Terrorist attack
  • Location Oklahoma
  • Weapon Explosives; Bomb
  • Offender Executed in 2001

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So very hard to believe how much time has gone by. Rest easy, old Friend.

Sgt. Brent Young
NSU Police Dept./ Friend

April 17, 2015

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