Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 1 year
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 4/13/1919
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Mounted Guard Clarence Childress was shot and killed as he and his partner attempted to apprehend seven smugglers trying to cross into the United States from Mexico near El Paso, Texas.
As the men crossed through a barbed wire fence, the officers approached them but were met by gunfire. Both returned fire but the men fled back into Mexico. Guard Childress stated he had been struck and was going to telephone for help. He was taken to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries three days later.
Mounted Guard Childress had served with the United States Border Patrol for one year. He was buried in the Clear Creek Cemetery in Bangs, Brown County, Texas.