Senior Customs Inspector Richard Anthony Forde

Senior Customs Inspector Richard Anthony Forde

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

End of Watch Tuesday, September 12, 2000

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Richard Anthony Forde

Senior Inspector Richard Forde was killed in a motorcycle accident while en route to Newark International Airport for an assignment.

While he was driving his motorcycle, a tractor trailer pulled into his lane. He was unable to avoid a collision and struck the rear of it. The Customs Service had authorized him to use his personal motorcycle on the assignment and declared his death as a line of duty death.

Inspector Forde had been with the United States Customs Service for five years. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Location New Jersey

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On today, the 12th anniversary of your End of Watch you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country and to the Service. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


U.S. Border Patrol

September 12, 2012

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