Customs Inspector John Stout

Customs Inspector John Stout

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

End of Watch Friday, January 21, 1814

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John Stout

Customs Inspector John Stout was shot and killed near Barataria, Louisiana, while attempting to arrest the notorious pirate Jean Lafitte during a slave auction.

In December 1914 Lafitte's brother and many of his men were pardoned after agreeing to defend New Orleans and the Mississippi River from a British invasion during the ongoing War of 1812.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 4 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Louisiana
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Pardoned

arrest, smuggling

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Rest in peace Customs Inspector Stout.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 20, 2022

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