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

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 7th 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.


United States Border Patrol

September 14, 2016

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