Border Patrol Inspector Donald Kee

Border Patrol Inspector Donald Kee

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

End of Watch Friday, July 23, 1954

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Donald Kee

Border Patrol Inspector Donald Kee and Pilot William Buckelew were killed in an airplane accident near Rio Grande City, Texas, while conducting flights to check farm laborers.

The plane was banking to return to a field when it suddenly plunged into a river. Inspector Kee was killed on impact and Pilot Buckelew succumbed to his injuries en route to a hospital.

Inspector Kee had been with the agency for nearly 10 years. He was survived by his wife and daughter. He is buried in Union Cemetery in Gustine, Texas.

Bio

  • Age 41
  • Tour 9 years, 11 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident
  • Location Texas

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Thank you for your service and today we take the time to remind you and your family that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 23, 2020

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