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Customs and Border Protection operations manager killed in crash

Collections Operation Manager Christopher T. Bacon, 51, was a 22-year veteran of the CBP

Duty Death: Christopher T. Bacon - [Grand Forks, North Dakota]

End of Service: 06/07/2018


By PoliceOne Staff

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A U.S. Customs and Border Protection operations manager was killed in an on-duty vehicle crash.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced the death of 51-year-old Collections Operation Manager Christopher T. Bacon, who died Thursday. The agency said Bacon was involved in a crash on a highway while on duty in Crookston, Minnesota.

Collections Operation Manager Christopher T. Bacon, 51, leaves behind a wife and four children. (Photo/U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
Collections Operation Manager Christopher T. Bacon, 51, leaves behind a wife and four children. (Photo/U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

Bacon struck the back of a tractor-trailer and died of his injuries, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page.

“I am deeply saddened by the death of CBP Office of Intelligence Collection Operations Manager Christopher T. Bacon. Our hearts go out to the family, friends and co-workers of Chris during this difficult time,” said Great Lakes - Field Intelligence Group Field Director Dave Auwen.

Bacon, a 22-year veteran of the CBP, began his career as a Border Patrol Agent in 1995. He also served as an Air Enforcement Agent before taking his current position. He leaves behind a wife and four children.

Additional details about the crash were not released.

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