Special Agent Thomas Joseph Byrne

Special Agent Thomas Joseph Byrne

United States Department of Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Government

End of Watch Saturday, August 30, 2008

Thomas Joseph Byrne

Special Agent Thomas Byrne succumbed to injuries sustained two days earlier when he was abducted and beaten while attending a conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was returning to his hotel room when he was abducted.

He was found suffering from major trauma 40 blocks from where he was last seen. He was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries two days later.

The suspect, Ameal Parker, was apprehended and convicted of assault and robbery and sentenced to 30 years.

Agent Byrne had served with the DEA for 17 years. He is survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Location Louisiana
  • Incident Date Thursday, August 28, 2008
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Sentenced to 30 years

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Agent Byrne,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 30, 2018

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