Patrol Inspector Benjamin Thomas Hill

Patrol Inspector Benjamin Thomas Hill

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

End of Watch Thursday, May 30, 1929

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Benjamin Thomas Hill

Patrol Inspector Benjamin Hill was shot and killed while pursuing an illegal alien near El Paso, Texas.

He had observed the man cross the Rio Grande River and began to pursue him. When the man entered an alley he suddenly turned and shot Inspector Hill in the chest.

Inspector Hill had served with the United States Border Patrol for only two weeks. He was not married. He was buried in the Wheeler Cemetery, Wheeler County, Texas.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 2 weeks
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Texas
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Not available

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Mr. Hill, You were assigned to me as a Silent Partner at the Border Patrol , and I carry you with me in my Vest Every Day, Gone but Never Forgotten, Thank You for your Service! Honor First!

BPA Raul Saavedra

April 12, 2018

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