Inspector George M. Bacon

Inspector George M. Bacon

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

End of Watch Friday, February 4, 1955

George M. Bacon

Inspector George Bacon was killed when he tripped and fell aboard the USS Shadwell, which was docked in Hampton Roads. The vessel had just returned from a tour of the Caribbean and had requested Customs clearance.

Inspector Bacon fell approximately 20 feet into the interior dock-well, resulting in significant trauma to his head. He was pronounced dead on the ship.

Inspector Bacon was a U.S. Army veteran of WWI veteran and had served with the United States Customs Service for several years. He was survived by his wife, two sons, grandson and brother.

Bio

  • Age 59
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Fall
  • Location Virginia

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Inspector Bacon,
On today, the 62nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country -not just as an LEO but also when you served in the U.S. Army during WW I(sorry I didn't double check my previous reflection when I typed WW II). And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

February 4, 2017

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