Inspector George Marion Bacon

Inspector George Marion Bacon

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

End of Watch Friday, February 4, 1955

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George Marion 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.


  • 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.


United States Border Patrol

February 4, 2017

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