Patrol Inspector Franklin P. Wood

Patrol Inspector Franklin P. Wood

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

End of Watch Thursday, December 15, 1927

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Franklin P. Wood

Patrol Inspector Franklin Wood was killed during a boat pursuit on the Detroit River near Wyandotte, Michigan.

He and several other inspectors had seized two boats carrying contraband. Inspector Wood and a second inspector each gave pursuit to two other boats in the area that were carrying illegal aliens. Inspector Wood's boat, which had been rammed by the other boat, was found on the shore a short time later. Inspector Wood either drowned or was murdered and thrown into the river by the suspects.

His body was never found.

Inspector Wood had served with the United States Border Patrol for one year.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Location Michigan
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

alcohol violation, marine patrol

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 84th 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

Rest In Peace

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

December 15, 2011

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