Special Agent James T. Lunn

Special Agent James T. Lunn

United States Department of Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Government

End of Watch Friday, May 14, 1976

Add to My Heroes

James T. Lunn

Special Agent James Lunn and Special Agent Ralph Shaw died in a plane crash during an operations flight in support of Mexico's opium eradication program.

The single-engine de Havilland Beaver crashed into a 12,000-foot mountain near Atoyac de Alvarez, Mexico, during a period of low visibility due to a thick haze. Mexican federal narcotics agent Noe Echaustegui was also killed in the crash.

Special Agent Lunn had served with the Drug Enforcement Administration for four years. He was survived by his wife, two sons, parents, four brothers, and four sisters.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident
  • Location Overseas

aerial patrol

Most Recent Reflection

View all 8 Reflections

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

May 14, 2021

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.