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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Over 200 years ago you made the ultimate sacrifice and all these years later no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

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

January 21, 2021

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