Inspector Fred Lamar Tillis

Inspector Fred Lamar Tillis

Florida State Beverage Department, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, August 11, 1942

Fred Lamar Tillis

Inspector Tillis was accidentally shot and killed by a fellow officer during a liquor raid. The other officer was struggling with a suspect when his gun discharged, striking Inspector Tillis in the abdomen.

Inspector Tillis was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 52
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)

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Inspector Tillis,
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 the state of Florida. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 11, 2017

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