Private Will P. Stillwell

Private Will P. Stillwell

Texas Rangers, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, April 3, 1918

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Will P. Stillwell

Private Stillwell was shot and killed as he and U.S. Customs inspectors confronted smugglers at the Rio Grande River near Santa Helena, Texas. Private Stillwell and a Mexican bandit were killed during a shootout.

Private Stillwell was survived by his wife and children.


  • Age 49
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Pvt. Stillwell,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Texas. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

A Fellow Texan

United States Border Patrol

April 3, 2018

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