Patrol Inspector James F. Mankin

Patrol Inspector James F. Mankin

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

End of Watch Sunday, September 14, 1924

James F. Mankin

Patrol Inspector James Mankin was accidentally shot and killed when a rifle in the rear of his patrol vehicle discharged and struck him in the head.

He and two other inspectors were conducting a patrol near Islitas, Texas, and were inspecting a river bank. As they got back in the truck, the two inspectors in the back tried to rearrange items, including two rifles. One of the rifles fell from the truck, discharged, and the round struck Inspector Mankin in the head. He was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wound.

Inspector Mankin had served with the United States Border Patrol for only two months. He was buried in Fort Smith, Arkansas.


  • Age 22
  • Tour 2 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)
  • Location Texas

accidental discharge

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 88th anniversary of your death. 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 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 Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

September 14, 2012

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