Border Patrol Inspector Edwin H. Wheeler

Border Patrol Inspector Edwin H. Wheeler

United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

End of Watch Sunday, July 6, 1952

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Edwin H. Wheeler

Border Patrol Inspector Edwin Wheeler was shot and killed near Mathis, Texas, after conducting government business in the city.

He had contacted one of his sources in the city. His body was found in his vehicle which had been driven Nueces River Bridge on Highway 59 north of Sandia. No suspects were ever identified.

Inspector Wheeler had served with the United States Border Patrol for 11 years.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Texas
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Never identified


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While your killers may have never been caught they surely faced a higher justice at a later time. Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 6, 2020

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