Patrol Agent Thomas Kent Byrd

Patrol Agent Thomas Kent Byrd

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

End of Watch Monday, November 21, 1983

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Thomas Kent Byrd

Patrol Agent Thomas Byrd was killed when a motorcycle he was a passenger on was involved in an accident near the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia.

He and the other agent were traveling between the academy and a local merchant to make a payment for academy shirts when the accident occurred.

Agent Byrd had served with the United States Border Patrol for only three months.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 3 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Location Georgia

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Tom, you were a good friend and it was great to see you in the USBP class behind mine. We were able to visit and reminisce about the thing we had done together when I was a deputy sheriff and you were and El Centro PD officer. Had you graduated, you would have been the forth consecutive honor graduate of the USBP academy from Imperial County, California. You are well respected and missed.

Senior Special Agent USBP (ASU)
USBP Anti-Smuggling Unit

February 13, 2015

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