His Harley Davidson was his main hobby.
After serving as a U.S. Customs agent along the Mexican border between Eagle Pass and Del Rio, Texas, Senior Special Agent Claude Medearis moved to the Oklahoma City office in 1992. Medearis, of Norman, had recently been promoted to senior special agent in charge of the Oklahoma City office. His daughter was Catherine Alaniz, whose husband was killed in the Persian Gulf War. The family requested donations be made through a foundation that assisted families of customs agents killed or injured in the line of duty.