Special Agent Todd Wayne McKeehan

Special Agent Todd Wayne McKeehan

United States Department of the Treasury - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, U.S. Government

End of Watch Sunday, February 28, 1993

Todd Wayne McKeehan

Special Agent Todd McKeehan was one of four federal agents killed when they raided the compound of a religious cult for weapons violations.

Special Agent McKeehan was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the ATF for four years.

A bridge on U.S. 19E, between Elizabethton and Johnson City, Tennessee, Agent McKeehan's home state, was dedicated in his honor.

Four agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms were shot and killed in a raid on the Branch Davidian Compound in Waco, Texas. The Branch Davidians were a religious cult that idolized their leader, David Koresh. A two-month standoff followed the initial raid and ended when the Branch Davidians conducted a mass murder-suicide, by gunfire and fire, which resulted in the deaths of over 80 of its members.

The raid was the catalyst for the terrorist bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on April 19, 1995 - exactly two years after the mass suicide. The terrorist bombing claimed the lives of 168 people, including eight federal law enforcement agents.

Bio

  • Age 28
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 1255
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Texas
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Todd was a great Marine, Agent, and Man. He was my best friend and leader of our 4 man team in Desert Storm. Its hard to believe 25 years have passed--and its hard not to think of what might have been. He would have flourished for sure. As it is he is an inspiration. I always speak with my History classes here in Missouri about Todd and how good of a person he was. We talked about God often and he told me he always said a prayer before he went out on a mission. I am thankful and blessed that he was my friend.

Sgt. Brent Moody
STA PLT. 3/23

March 9, 2018

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