Customs Agent Louis E. Babcock

Customs Agent Louis E. Babcock

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

End of Watch Monday, August 17, 1931

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Louis E. Babcock

Customs Agent Louis Babcock drowned after falling from his patrol boat in Lake Champlain, Vermont, while he and other officers pursued a cabin cruiser that was suspected of being a rum-runner.

Other officers on the boat didn't see Agent Babcock fall overboard because they were blinded by a powerful light on the boat they were pursuing.

Agent Babock was a WWI veteran.


  • Age 41
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned
  • Location Vermont

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Agent Babcock,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but also when you served during World War I.


United States Border Patrol

August 17, 2021

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