Bio & Incident Details
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Weapon: Handgun; .45 caliber
Inspector Kenneth Ward was shot and killed at the United States / Canadian border crossing in Lynden, Washington.
Inspector Ward was working alone at the time and had asked the occupants of a vehicle to come into the inspection station. While Inspector Ward ran a check on the male the man pulled out a handgun and fatally shot Inspector Ward. At the time the man was wanted in California for murder.
The shooter and his female acquaintance were arrested the following day just east of Lynden. Both were convicted in connection with Inspector Ward's murder.
In 1987 the United States Congress authorized the naming of a Customs House after Inspector Ward.