Customs Agent Matthew Kononen

Customs Agent Matthew Kononen

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

End of Watch Sunday, March 5, 1939

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Matthew Kononen

Customs Agent Matthew Kononen drowned when he accidentally drove off of the end of the Northwestern Pacific Ferry slip in Tiburon, California.

His vehicle sank to the bottom of the San Francisco Bay. It is believed that he became disoriented due to fog.

Agent Kononen was survived by his wife, daughter, and son.


  • Age 36
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned
  • Location California

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Agent Kononen,
On today, the 80th 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.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

March 5, 2019

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