Â United States Department of Homeland Security – Customs and Border Protection – Office of Field Operations, U.S. GovernmentÂ –Â Officer Darrell Windhaus suffered a fatal heart attack at the Brownsville Seaport, in Brownsville, Texas, after boarding a ship to conduct an inspection.
He collapsed on the deck after climbing a 100-foot ladder to board the oil tanker M/T Chemtrans Sky. Paramedics immediately responded to the scene, but were unable to revive him.
Officer Windhaus was a military veteran and had served with the United States Customs and Border Protection, as well as its predecessor the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service, for 42 years. He is survived by his daughter, sister, and brother.