Now 87 years later, the following members will have their names joined with the over 21,000 other LE Officers who have lost their lives in the service to their communities and nation on the granite walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. The crew of CG-238 consisted of BOSN CWO Jesse Rivenback (served 20 years, was 38 years old), BM1 Raymond Clark (served 3 months (prior US Navy WWI vet), was 27 years old (BM1 Clark's body washed ashore and was recovered), MM1 Cornelius Shea (served 2 years, was 38 years old), BM2 Charles Freeburn (served 1.5 years, was 33 years old (BM2 Freeburn's body washed ashore and was recovered)), MM2 Joseph Maxim (served 7 months (US Army Veteran), was 26 years old), MM2 Frank McCausland (served 2 months, was 23 years old), Coxswain Leo Kryznowski (served 2 months (WWI US Navy Veteran), was 25 years old), and SC3 Clarence Alexander (Served 3 months (US Navy Veteran), was 22 years old).
The crew of the CG-238 have been lost to time until a few years ago. Due to the diligent and loving work of Chris Cosgriff (founder of ODMP) and Officer Kevin Rofidal of the Edine MN Police Department and USCG Reserve, this tragic event would still be in the shadows. I am grateful the continued work of Chris and Kevin in uncovering this and diligently working with the US Coast Guard (Office of Commandant, Office of Law Enforcement, Master Chief of Reserve Forces, Office of Public Affairs, and Historian's Office) and the NLEOMF. The US Coast Guard was founding in the 1790 (as Revenue Cutter Service) and is one of the nations oldest Law Enforcement Agencies.