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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Mr. Pierce came down to my home to talk to me about a career in the Border Patrol , since he lived nearby. We both lived in Chula Vista at the time.
He went out of his way to explain how he started, the pros and cons of being an agent, and where the training was(Glencoe GA).
I had heard of his death a few weeks later in 1995, and it saddened me to know of his passing. He died doing the right thing. A brave hero in my book. RIP Lawrence Pierce.

Michael J McNulty
Border Patrol Applicant

March 25, 2020

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