Air Interdiction Agent Clinton B. Thrasher

Air Interdiction Agent Clinton B. Thrasher

United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - Air and Marine Operations, U.S. Government

End of Watch Wednesday, April 25, 2007

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Clinton B. Thrasher

Air Interdiction Agent Clinton Thrasher was killed in an aircraft accident while assisting Border Patrol agents to search for a suspected smuggler who had fled on foot during a vehicle stop.

Agent Thrasher was in radio contact with ground units while attempting to maintain visual contact on the suspect when the Cessna 182 he was piloting crashed onto a ranch in northern Hidalgo County, Texas.

Nearby units observed a smoke plume and immediately responded to the scene of the crash. A large manhunt was undertaken to locate the smuggler who was the subject of the initial search.

Agent Thrasher had served in law enforcement for 10 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident
  • Location Texas

aerial search, human trafficking

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Clint, I salute you, a fellow agent and patriot. I remember flying with you and giving you some training during the many times you came into the McAllen Air Ops unit (when we were Border Patrol) to volunteer to work with us. I was thrilled when you finally became an AIA. I was proud to have met you. During my last year in Air & Marine, I was detailed to McAllen several times to fly. I respectfully flew over the location of your EOW. May God bless your family as they always honor your life, memory an service.

Air Interdiction Agent (Ret) Gary Baer
US Border Patrol/US CBP Air & Marine

November 21, 2020

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