United States Department of Labor – Immigration Service – United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government
DOD: Thursday, May 30, 1929
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.