Immigration Inspector Laurence E. Doten

Immigration Inspector Laurence E. Doten

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

End of Watch Sunday, August 24, 1930

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Laurence E. Doten

Immigration Inspector Laurence Doten and Immigration Inspector Lawrence Jones were shot and killed on a Duluth, Winnipeg and Pacific Railroad train near Emo, Ontario, Canada, while checking the train's passengers who were heading into the United States.

The suspect thought that the two inspectors were going to arrest him and opened fire on them without warning. Both inspectors were killed instantly.

The suspect fled to Fort Frances, Ontario, where he was shot and fatally wounded by a posse twelve hours later.

Inspector Doten was a U.S. Army veteran of WWI. He was survived by his wife and two children.

Bio

  • Age 34
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Overseas
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Inspector Doten,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country and to the Service. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
A fellow Immigration Officer

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

August 24, 2020

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