Border Patrol Inspector Earl F. Fleckiger

Border Patrol Inspector Earl F. Fleckiger

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

End of Watch Saturday, June 23, 1945

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Earl F. Fleckiger

Border Patrol Inspector Earl Fleckiger was shot and killed while transporting a suspect he had arrested near Calexico, California.

He and his partner had stopped the man and arrested him after finding liquor in the vehicle that he was transporting to Mexico. Inspector Fleckiger was driving him to the Calexico police station when the man produced a gun and fatally shot him. The suspect was apprehended three days later in Mexicali, Mexico. While his extradition back to the United States was being processed he escaped from three Mexican policemen on a train as they were transporting him to a prison in November 1945.

Inspector Fleckiger was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the United States Border Patrol for three years. He was survived by his father.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location California
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Escaped

alcohol violation, traffic stop, transport

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Thank you for your service and know that your sacrifice is one that will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

June 23, 2020

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