Raymond Joseph Stastny

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Islip, NY

Branch of Service: DEA

Rank: Special Agent

Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Raymond J. Stastny of the Atlanta, GA, Field Division died from gunshot wounds he received during an undercover operation in January of 1987.

Ray’s magnetic personality, keen sense of humor, and exuberance for life are remembered by all who knew him. He often talked about his favorite NY sports teams whose progress he continued to follow despite his assignment to Atlanta.

Agent Stastny was posthumously awarded the International Narcotics Enforcement Officer Association’s Medal of Honor.

Age: 30

Date of Death: January 26, 1987

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