Special Agent William Theodore "Teddie" Balding

Special Agent William Theodore "Teddie" Balding

United States Department of Justice - Bureau of Prohibition, U.S. Government

End of Watch Wednesday, November 16, 1932

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William Theodore "Teddie" Balding

Special Agent Teddy Balding was killed when his vehicle was struck by a grape truck at the intersection of 7th Street and Folsom Street in San Francisco, California.

Both vehicles overturned upon collision, ejecting Agent Balding, the other agent, and the truck driver.

Agent Balding was transported to the hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

The truck driver was charged with manslaughter in connection with his death.

Agent Balding was a United States Navy veteran and served three years with the United States Department of Justice - Bureau of Prohibition. He was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 1450
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Location California

vehicle crash

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Agent Balding,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but also when you served with the U.S. Armed Forces.


United States Border Patrol

November 16, 2022

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