Remembering our fallen.

The Postal Inspection Service wishes to commemorate the Postal Inspectors and Postal Police Officers who have died in the line of duty. Their names have been etched on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial wall and applied to a wall of honor in the National Postal Museum, both located in Washington, DC.

Each entry below lists where each officer’s name is inscribed on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial wall. Read more about the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.

Preston B. Parnell

Preston B Parnell
Postal Inspector Birmingham, AL Age 46 Years of Service 18 Memorial Panel 44-E:28

Postal Inspector Parnell died as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile crash on January 25, 2007, while working on an investigation in conjunction with the FBI.

Robert F. Jones, Jr.

Robert F Jones
Postal Inspector Washington, DC Age 48 Years of Service 13 Memorial Panel 36-W:22

Postal Inspector Jones was killed in an automobile crash while attending the National Postal Training Center.

Terrance M. Asbury

Terrance M Asbury
Postal Inspector Los Angeles, CA Age 39 Years of Service 4 Memorial Panel 54-E:17

Postal Inspector Asbury died as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile crash on January 30, 1990, after conducting an investigation.

Michael J. Healy

Michael J Healy
Postal Police Officer Chicago, IL Age 26 Years of Service 3 Memorial Panel 64-E:2

Postal Police Officer Healy was shot during a robbery attempt at the main post office in downtown Chicago, Illinois.

Benedetto M. Spizzirri

Benedetto M Spizzirri
Investigative Aide Chicago, IL Age 42 Years of Service 8 Memorial Panel 58-E:9

Investigative Aide Spizzirri was shot handling a prisoner who pulled a hidden weapon.

John P. McAuliffe

John P Mcauliffe
Investigative Aide Chicago, IL Age 35 Years of Service 8 Memorial Panel 37-E:12

Investigative Aide McAuliffe was shot handling a prisoner who pulled a hidden weapon.

Bruce O. Shaffer

Bruce O Shaffer
Post Office Inspector Poplar Bluff, MO Age 44 Years of Service 9 Memorial Panel 14-E:26

Post Office Inspector Shaffer was killed in an automobile accident while engaged in official business.

Ernest M. Harkins

Ernest M Harkins
Post Office Inspector Oklahoma City, OK Age 51 Years of Service 18 Memorial Panel 16-E:6

Post Office Inspector Harkins was ambushed and shot.

Finton T. McMahon

Finton T McMahon
Post Office Inspector Washington, DC Age 37 Years of Service 9 Memorial Panel 52-W:26

Post Office Inspector McMahon fell to his death while conducting an internal criminal investigation.

Walter R. Ton

Walter R Ton
Post Office Inspector Bozeman, MT Age 44 Years of Service 8 Memorial Panel 20-W:25

Post Office Inspector Ton was killed in an airplane crash while transporting two prisoners.

Levi C. Chance

Levi C Chance
Post Office Inspector Savannah, GA Age 57 Years of Service 19 Memorial Panel 15-E:26

Post Office Inspector Chance accidentally shot himself while cleaning his service weapon.

George W. Daniel

George W Daniel
Post Office Inspector in Charge Washington, DC Age 56 Years of Service 13 Memorial Panel 27-W:26

Inspector Daniel drowned when his department vehicle fell into a canal.

Elbert P. Lamberth

Elbert P Lamberth
Post Office Inspector Stantonville, TN Age 34 Years of Service 3 Memorial Panel 57-E:23

Post Office Inspector Lamberth was shot during the course of an investigation.

Charles Fitzgerald

Charles Fitzgerald
Post Office Inspector Clinton, MS Age 51 Years of Service 13 Memorial Panel 34-E:2

Post Office Inspector Fitzgerald was shot in an unprovoked attack.

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