Customs Inspector Alden McLaughlin

Customs Inspector Alden McLaughlin

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

End of Watch Thursday, August 31, 1871

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Alden McLaughlin

Customs Inspector Alden McLaughlin was shot and killed in Live Oak County, Texas, by a group of smugglers who were attempting to keep him from testifying against them at an upcoming trial.

He had left San Antonio on August 20th, 1871, to return to Corpus Christi. His decomposing body was found by a rancher between Rockey and Oakville.

He had previously seized 200 mules from a group of smugglers and it is believed he was murdered in retaliation.

Inspector McLaughlin was survived by his wife.

Bio

  • Age 30
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Texas
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

ambush, retaliation

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Rest in Peace Inspector Alden McLaughlin Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of the USA and The Great State of Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and those brave souls who have chosen to follow in your footsteps. I also Pray that the scum that murdered you burn forever in the lake of fire!

Amen.

Senior Special Agent Barry Sherwood Ret.
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

September 23, 2016

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