Stories About the DS Fallen

Date: 02/26/2016 Description: Honoring DS Fallen - State Dept Image

The following are a series of profiles about Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS) employees, contractors,
military personnel, and host nation security personnel who lost their lives providing a secure environment for the
conduct of American diplomacy.

Currently, 137 individuals have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty throughout the Bureau’s 100-year
history. They are honored on the Diplomatic Security Memorial at DS headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. For more
information, visit

Private Security Contractor Thomas Jaichner

Date: 12/01/1990 Description: Thomas Jaichner, in uniform, visiting family during the Christmas holidays, December 1990. (Jaichner family photo) © Jaichner family photo

Marine Security Guard Robert McMaugh

Date: 1982 Description: Cpl. Robert V. McMaugh, a Marine Security Guard killed in the April 18, 1983, terrorist bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Beirut. © Private collection

Special Agent Ronald Lariviere
Date: 07/13/2015 Description: Ronald Albert Lariviere, Special Agent assigned to the Beirut, Lebanon, Regional Security Office team, died on December 21, 1988, in Lockerbie, Scotland.  He was killed in the terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.  His hometown is South Hadley, Massachusetts.  © U.S. Government image

Special Agent Daniel Emmett O'Connor
Date: 01/01/1987 Description: Diplomatic Security Service Special Agent Daniel O'Connor displays his badge at a family gathering shortly after he completed his basic training in 1987. O'Connor died on December 21, 1988, in Lockerbie, Scotland in the terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.(O'Connor family photo) © O'Connor Family Photo

Diplomatic Courier Seth Foti

Date: 03/03/2016 Description: Seth J. FOti, Diplomatic Courier, died on August 23, 2000, in Manama, Bahrain. He was aboard Gulf Air Flight 72 that crashed during landing. - State Dept Image