Immigration Inspector Frederick H. Bathey

Immigration Inspector Frederick H. Bathey

United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Friday, January 29, 1897

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Frederick H. Bathey

Immigration Inspector was killed when he fell from an inbound Grand Trunk Railroad passenger train while conducting an inspection in the Port Huron Tunnel between Port Huron, Michigan and Sarnia, Ontario, Canada.

He was attempting to enter the last car of the train in the darkness of the tunnel when he fell to the tracks approximately 120 yards east of the Canadian side of the international border. He suffered fatal injuries when he was struck by the wheels of the train car.

Inspector Bathey had served with the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service for four years and had previously been a representative in the Michigan Legislature. He was survived by his wife and 2-month-old child.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train
  • Location Overseas

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Inspector Bathey,
On today, the 125th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country and to the Service.


United States Border Patrol

January 29, 2022

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