Investigator Russell L. Stapp

Investigator Russell L. Stapp

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

End of Watch Tuesday, August 10, 1954

Russell L. Stapp

Investigator Russell Stapp was killed in an automobile accident in Imperial County, California, while on temporary assignment from his regular office in New York.

His vehicle overturned on a dirt road one mile east of Drop Five on the All American Canal, near Calexico. He was pinned inside of the vehicle and was found dead when rescuers arrived at the scene.

Investigator Stapp was survived by his wife and stepson.


  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Location California

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Investigator Stapp,
On today, the 59th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country and to the Service. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

A Fellow INS Officer

United States Border Patrol

August 10, 2013

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