Supervisory Patrol Agent Lawrence B. Pierce, Jr.

Supervisory 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

fight call, foot pursuit, off duty

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This Memorial Day I was searching for an old friend that was a brother to me during our high school years in So. Charleston WV. He had no real home for reasons that are very personal and I invited him to stay with me and my family. For 2 years my home was his and when he he joined the Corp my mother would check each morning to see if one or two were sleeping. I sewed on his stripes as a brother would do. When he
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