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Fallen Heroes Details

In Memory Of
Ralph Shaw
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Mexico
End of watch: 1976-05-14
Aircraft: unknown airplane
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent Ralph N. Shaw, of the Calexico, California District Office, died May 14, 1976, in a plane crash north of Acapulco during an operations flight in support of Mexico's opium eradication program. He was 40 years of age at the time of his death. Special Agent James T. Lunn, who piloted the plane, was also killed in the crash.

Prior to becoming a DEA Special Agent, Shaw was a Deputy Sheriff in San Bernandino County, California, and in 1962 became a border patrol inspector on the Mexican border with the Immigration and Naturalization Service. In 1968, he transferred to the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs where he served in offices in San Diego, San Francisco, and Calexico. At the Border Patrol Academy he was a firearms and physical education instructor and also served as a class counselor for DEA Basic Agent Class 5.

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