Customs Inspector John M. Plunkett

Customs Inspector John M. Plunkett

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

End of Watch Friday, July 2, 1897

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John M. Plunkett

Customs Inspector John Plunkett was killed when a steamer ran into the scow schooner he was aboard.

The schooner was at anchor in San Francisco harbor and Inspector Plunkett was in the pilot house speaking with the captain. When the ships collided, the steamer's bowsprit struck Inspector Pluckett, forcing him through the wall into the engine room. The schooner's captain was injured in the collision.

Inspector Plunkett had served with the United States Customs Service for one year. He was survived by his father.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Boating accident
  • Location California

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Thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time will ever erase your sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 2, 2020

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