Captain Alfred Basler

Captain Alfred Basler

Brownsville Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, March 9, 1945

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Alfred Basler

Captain Basler was shot and killed when he and another officer responded to a prowler call on Levee Street. When they arrived on the scene they encountered a man walking towards the front of a house. The man opened fire when the officers told him to stop.

Captain Basler was shot and fatally wounded. The suspect fled but was arrested and later convicted of murder. The suspect was sentenced to death but that sentence was later changed to life in prison.


  • Age 46
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Life in prison

suspicious person

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Capt. Basler,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Brownsville. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

March 9, 2020

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