United States Department of Labor – Immigration Service – United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government
DOD: Tuesday, January 7, 1930
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.