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. The suspect fled but was arrested later.

On June 26, 1945, the suspect, 31, was sentenced to life. He was paroled on October 17, 1959, but sent back to prison a year later for violating his parole. He was paroled a second time on October 13, 1964.


  • Age 46
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Paroled in 1964

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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