Patrol Inspector Ross A. Gardner

Patrol Inspector Ross A. Gardner

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

End of Watch Wednesday, October 28, 1925

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Ross A. Gardner

Patrol Inspector Ross Gardner was killed in a motorcycle crash while returning to Elsinore, California, from San Diego, California, from a temporary duty assignment.

He was riding a government motorcycle that he had taken to San Diego to get repaired. He struck a stalled vehicle that was parked with no lights on in a travel lane of the highway just outside of Elsinore.

Inspector Gardner had served with the United States Border Patrol for only 10 months. He was survived by his mother.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 10 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Location California
  • Incident Date Tuesday, October 27, 1925

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 89th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 27, 2014

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