Narcotics Agent Marc Lee Whatley

Narcotics Agent Marc Lee Whatley

Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Bureau of Narcotics, Mississippi

End of Watch Thursday, August 20, 1998

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Marc Lee Whatley

Agent Marc Whatley was killed in a traffic crash on Highway 15 near Bay Springs, Mississippi, when the vehicle in which he was driving struck a truck that was pulling a cattle trailer.

The truck had pulled in front of them as they were chasing a possible drug suspect. Another narcotics officer was injured in the accident.

Agent Whatley was a United States Army veteran and had served with the Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Bureau of Narcotics for two years. He is survived by his wife, one-year-old daughter, eight-year-old son, parents, four brothers, and one sister.

Highway 15 from Trace Road north to Highway 537 was renamed the "Marc Lee Whatley Memorial Highway."


  • Age 29
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge V-92
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

narcotics, pursuit, vehicle crash

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Agent Whatley,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army as a member of the 101st Airborne Division-the "Screaming Eagles!" And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 20, 2023

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