Patrol Inspector Joseph P. Riley

Patrol Inspector Joseph P. Riley

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

End of Watch Monday, April 6, 1925

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Joseph P. Riley

Patrol Inspector Joseph Riley succumbed to injuries received two days earlier when he and another inspector were involved in an automobile crash approximately 3-1/2 miles northwest of Eureka, Montana.

The two were on patrol when the tie-rod of their vehicle broke, causing them to lose control and enter a ditch. The vehicle flipped over and Inspector Riley was pinned under the steering wheel. He was transported to a hospital in Washington state where he succumbed to his injuries two days later.

Inspector Riley had served with the United States Border Patrol for less than one year. He was survived by his mother, three brothers, and two sisters.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Location Montana
  • Incident Date Saturday, April 4, 1925

single vehicle crash

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