Immigration Inspector Charles Michael Flachs

Immigration Inspector Charles Michael Flachs

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

End of Watch Thursday, May 28, 1936

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Charles Michael Flachs

Immigration Inspector Charles Flachs was shot and killed in Blaine, Washington while coming to the aid of a United States Customs inspector at the border crossing station.

He had been inspecting a bus and turned one of the occupants over to the Customs inspector after the man failed to show proper identification. While the Customs inspector was interviewing the man, the subject produced a handgun and opened fire. Inspector Flachs rushed back into the room and was fatally wounded.

The man, 40, who was shot and wounded, shot himself in the head as he was being taken into custody. He died in a Seattle hospital three days later. The suspect was a notorious Canadian gunman, wanted in Toronto for murder.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Washington
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 28, 2015

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