Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 2 years
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Rifle; .32 caliber carbine
Offender: Not available
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.