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Patrol Inspector William L. Sills | United States Department of Labor - Immigration Service - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government United States Department of Labor - Immigration Service - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

Patrol Inspector

William L. Sills

United States Department of Labor - Immigration Service - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Wednesday, January 17, 1940

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Texas

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrol Inspector William Sills was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a smuggler near McAllen, Texas.

He and two other inspectors had encountered three smugglers. Two of the aliens were arrested and Inspector Sills was shot while attempting to stop the third from escaping. Despite being mortally wounded, he was able to return fire and kill the suspect.

Inspector Sills had served with the United States Border Patrol for three years.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 72nd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Your memory will always be honored and revered for time never diminishes respect.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
January 17, 2012

 

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