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Immigration Inspector Charles Michael Flachs | United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service, U.S. Government United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service, U.S. Government

Immigration Inspector

Charles Michael Flachs

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

End of Watch: Thursday, May 28, 1936

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Washington

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Apprehended

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Inspector Flachs was shot and killed in Blaine, Washington, while coming to the aid of a Customs Inspector at the border crossing station. Inspector Flachs had been inspecting a bus and turned one of the occupants over to the Customs Inspector after the man failed to show proper identification. While the Customs Inspector was interviewing the man, the suspect produced a handgun and opened fire. Inspector Flachs rushed back into the room and was fatally wounded. The suspect was shot and wounded and taken into custody.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
May 28, 2015

 

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