Inspector James A. Buczel

Inspector James A. Buczel

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

End of Watch Sunday, October 9, 1988

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James A. Buczel

Inspector James Buczel was killed after being run over by a 15-ton forklift at the New Haven Marine Terminal in New Haven, Connecticut.

The ensuing investigation revealed that the driver of the forklift was under the influence of alcohol and cocaine at the time of the incident. The suspect was charged in connection with Inspector Buczel's death.

Inspector Buczel had served with the United States Customs Service for nine year.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Location Connecticut
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Apprehended

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Inspector Buczel,
On today, the 30th 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.


United States Border Patrol

October 9, 2018

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