Patrol Inspector William Douglas McCalib

Patrol Inspector William Douglas McCalib

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

End of Watch Tuesday, January 7, 1930

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William Douglas McCalib

Patrol Inspector William McCalib was shot and killed after he and another inspector arrested a suspected illegal alien in Alice, Texas.

The subject claimed to be a legal citizen and that a restaurant owner could vouch for him. The officers took the man to the restaurant and the other inspector went in to interview the owner. Inspector McCalib remained in the patrol car with the suspect. While in the car the man produced a concealed pistol and shot Inspector McCalib in the back of the head. The other inspector then shot the subject three times in a gun battle.

The subject committed suicide in the Jim Wells County jail on February 7, 1930.

Inspector McCalib had served with the United States Border Patrol for one year. He was survived by his 3-year old son, mother, five brothers and two sisters. He was buried in the Masonic Section of the Laredo City Cemetery in Webb County.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Texas
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Committed suicide

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My brother, I sit here praying that you are in the presence of the Lord in heaven. I too am a Border Patrol Agent. I know you and today you were assigned as my silent partner for the rest of my career. I will carry your memory with me with honor as I patrol the very same border that you patrolled. Rest in Peace my brother. You will never be forgotten for your great courage and sacrifice. We know your story here at our agency and I look forward to one day meeting you in heaven. You are gone but never forgotten.

Gonzalez-ALA 112

J.Gonzalez (Patrol Agent)
US Border Patrol

June 9, 2019

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