Customs Agent Timothy M. O'Riordan

Customs Agent Timothy M. O'Riordan

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

End of Watch Tuesday, September 29, 1964

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Timothy M. O'Riordan

Customs Agent O'Riordan died from injuries received in an automobile accident four days earlier in Burlington County, New Jersey.

He was completing a 24-hour long shift conducting surveillance, while also serving as acting supervisor of the port patrol officers, when he hit a telephone pole after being cut off by another driver. He was taken to the Rancocas Valley Hospital where he remained for four days. He succumbed to his injuries approximately 16 hours after undergoing surgery for a ruptured pancreas.

Customs Agent O'Riordan was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII. He had served with the Customs Service for 12 years and was survived by his wife, four sons, and daughter.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 5710
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Location New Jersey
  • Incident Date Friday, September 25, 1964

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 49th anniversary year of your death.

Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

August 10, 2013

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