Patrol Inspector Orin F. Hush

Patrol Inspector Orin F. Hush

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

End of Watch Monday, January 31, 1927

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Orin F. Hush

Patrol Inspector Orin Hush was shot and killed in a case of mistaken identity while assisting a constable with a burglary stakeout at 530 Washington Street in Marine City, Michigan.

The constable's home had been burglarized several times in the preceding weeks and he had asked Inspetor Hush to assist with capturing the suspects. They had set up a rotation to stake out the property during the hours the home had been previously burglarized.

Inspector Hush was inside the home during his rotation when the constable returned home, not realizing that Inspector Hush was inside. Inspector Hush was unaware that the constable was returning home and believed it was the burglar entering the house. As Inspector Hush ordered him to put his hands up the constable opened fire, believing that he was the burglar. Inspector Hush was fatally wounded.

Inspector Hush was a veteran of WWI. He had served with the United States Border Patrol for six years. He had previously served with the Clyde (Ohio) Police Department for one year and the Fremont (Ohio) Police Department. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)
  • Location Michigan

burglary, mistaken identity, stakeout

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Patrol Inspector Hush,
On today, the 97th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just as a PI but also when you served with the U.S. Army during World War I.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

January 31, 2024

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