Immigration Inspector Alphonse G. Bernard

Immigration Inspector Alphonse G. Bernard

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

End of Watch Sunday, July 11, 1920

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Alphonse G. Bernard

Immigration Inspector Alphonse Bernard was struck and killed by an illegal alien smuggler's vehicle who refused to stop in Campo, California.

Inspector Bernard and his partner were searching for Chinese smugglers. His partner attempted to wave down a vehicle on the San Diego-Imperial Highway. The driver of the vehicle intentionally swerved toward the inspector, who was able to jump out of the way. Inspector Bernard, who was stationed 200 feet beyond the first inspector, also attempted to flag down the driver but was intentionally struck.

Inspector Bernard was a U.S. Army veteran.


  • Age 51
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Location California
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available


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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 90th 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 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 Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 11, 2010

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