Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Lawrence B. Pierce, Jr.

Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Lawrence B. Pierce, Jr.

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

End of Watch Thursday, August 17, 1995

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Lawrence B. Pierce, Jr.

Supervisory Patrol Agent Lawrence Pierce was killed when he was stabbed in Chula Vista, California while trying to break up a fight in which another person had just been stabbed.

Agent Pierce was a patron in a bar at 421 Telegraph Canyon Road when a man entered and fatally stabbed another patron in the chest. Despite being off duty, Agent Pierce chased the subject to a nearby gas station where he was also stabbed while attempting to talk the man into dropping the knife.

The man was arrested and charged with both murders.

The suspect was apprehended and charged with Agent Pierce's murder.


  • Age 49
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Location California
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Apprehended

off duty, foot pursuit, fight call

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SBPA Pierce,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country and to the Patrol. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 17, 2020

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