Border Patrol Inspector Ralph L. Anderson

Border Patrol Inspector Ralph L. Anderson

United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

End of Watch Friday, October 25, 1968

Ralph L. Anderson

Inspector Anderson was accidentally shot and killed when his rifle discharged while on patrol near San Ysidro, California. The rifle, which was not secured inside the cab of his patrol vehicle, struck another item in the vehicle. The trigger was pulled back and the rifle discharged, striking Inspector Anderson in the head.
Inspector Anderson had been with the agency for 18 years.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)
  • Location California

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It has been 50 years. I miss you so much.
Love, your daughter Vickie Anderson Pettit


October 25, 2018

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