Inspector Loy Cash Henry

Inspector Loy Cash Henry

United States Department of the Treasury - United States Customs Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Wednesday, June 20, 1934

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Loy Cash Henry

Inspector Loy C. Henry was at his home at 902 Ave C in Del Rio on June 19, 1934. A Mexican male came to the door and asked the location of another man’s house, and when he could not be understood, Henry agreed to drive the man to the house. En route the man shot Inspector Henry. He died on June 20, 1934 at 12:30 a.m. Henry, before dying, identified Rafael Dominquez as from photographs as the man who shot him. He said Dominguez was sent by smugglers.

Mexican army forces numbering more than 1,000 men conducted house-to-house searches throughout Northern Mexico for Rafael Dominguez. Dominguez was captured on a ranch near Piedras Negras, across the Rio Grande River from Eagle Pass. He had been hiding at the ranch since his release by municipal authorities from the Villa Acuna, Mexico jail. The United States Government started extradition proceeding to get Dominguez returned to the U.S. It is unknown at this time whether Dominguez was ever extradited to the U.S.

Inspector Henry was married to Ervin T. Henry [Ewin Neely Henry on death certificate] and had one child named Mary in 1930 census. He was buried in the Westlawn Cemetery in Del Rio, Val Verde County, Texas. His death certificate reported he had been a customs inspector for prior 10 years.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Texas
  • Incident Date Tuesday, June 19, 1934
  • Weapon Handgun; 9 mm
  • Offender Not available

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Rest in Peace Customs Inspector Loy Cash Henry. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of The United States of America

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell will forever gnaw on the carcass of your murderer. May his screams of anguish rise up from the lake of fire for all evil doers to hear.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

June 18, 2016

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