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Patrol Inspector Bert G. Walthall | United States Department of Labor - Immigration Service - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government United States Department of Labor - Immigration Service - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

Patrol Inspector

Bert G. Walthall

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

End of Watch: Wednesday, December 27, 1933

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Texas

Weapon: Rifle; .32 caliber carbine

Offender: Not available

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Patrol Inspector Bert Walthall was shot and killed when he and two other inspectors attempted to stop two illegal aliens near El Paso, Texas.

After a short pursuit the supect vehicle stopped and the patrol car pulled up beside it. As the inspectors exited the car the suspects opened fire from within their vehicle, fatally wounding Inspector Walthall and wounding one of the other inspectors.

Inspector Walthall had served with the United States Border Patrol for two years. He was survived by his wife and at least one daughter. He is buried in Thatcher, Arizona.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 78th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
December 27, 2011

 

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