Patrol Inspector Philip Dryer Strobridge

Patrol Inspector Philip Dryer Strobridge

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

End of Watch Tuesday, March 7, 1933

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Philip Dryer Strobridge

Patrol Inspector Philip Strobridge succumbed to injuries received in an automobile crash on the Inland Highway (modern-day Route 76) three miles north of Vista, California.

He and three other inspectors were returning to San Diego on March 2, 1933, following a court appearance in Los Angeles when the crash occurred. Inspector Strobridge was transported to the Naval Hospital in San Diego where he succumbed to his injuries five days later.

Inspector Strobridge had served with the United States Border Patrol for two years. He was survived by his wife, parents, and brother.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 2 years, 5 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Location California
  • Incident Date Thursday, March 2, 1933

routine driving

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Inspector Strobridge,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country and to the Patrol.

A fellow BPA

United States Border Patrol

March 7, 2023

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