Patrol Inspector Benjamin Thomas Hill

Patrol Inspector Benjamin Thomas Hill

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

End of Watch Thursday, May 30, 1929

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Benjamin Thomas Hill

Patrol Inspector Benjamin Hill was shot and killed while pursuing an illegal alien near El Paso, Texas.

He had observed the man cross the Rio Grande River and began to pursue him. When the man entered an alley he suddenly turned and shot Inspector Hill in the chest.

Inspector Hill had served with the United States Border Patrol for only two weeks. He was not married. He was buried in the Wheeler Cemetery, Wheeler County, Texas.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 2 weeks
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Texas
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Not available

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Inspector Hill,
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 Patrol.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

May 30, 2019

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