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Border Patrol Inspector Ralph L. Anderson | United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

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

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: 18 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Location: California

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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.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 46th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater
January 4, 2014

 

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