Border Patrol Inspector George E. Pringle

Border Patrol Inspector George E. Pringle

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

End of Watch Saturday, December 28, 1940

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George E. Pringle

Border Patrol Inspector George Pringle was killed in an automobile crash while investigating a vehicle suspected of containing illegal aliens.

He was speaking with a special agent from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California near Parker Dam, California, when they observed a vehicle known to be connected with illegal activity in the area. As Inspector Pringle went to investigate a tire on his patrol car blew out along Park Road, two miles south of Park Dam, causing him to lose control. He was taken to a hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, where he succumbed to his injuries three days later.

Inspector Pringle was a U.S. Army veteran of WWI and had served with the United States Border Patrol for four years. He was survived by his mother, brother, and sister.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Location California
  • Incident Date Wednesday, December 25, 1940

mechanical failure, suspicious vehicle

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Inspector Pringle,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country and to the Patrol.


United States Border Patrol

December 28, 2015

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