Supervisory Patrol Agent Trena Renee McLaughlin

Supervisory Patrol Agent Trena Renee McLaughlin

United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

End of Watch Monday, September 14, 2009

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Trena Renee McLaughlin

Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Trena McLaughlin died as the result of Hepatitis C, which she had contracted after being stuck by a syringe while searching a vehicle.

On July 14, 1994, she was searching a vehicle at the Temecula Station in California when her hand came in contact with the hidden syringe. She tested positive for Hepatitis C in 1998 and medically retired from the Border Patrol in 2002. She passed as a result of the disease on September 14, 2009.

Agent McLaughlin had served with the United States Border Patrol for 18 years.


  • Age 59
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Location California
  • Incident Date Thursday, July 14, 1994

communicable disease

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SBPA McLaughlin,
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 the Patrol. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey

Border Patrol Agent Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol

September 14, 2019

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