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Border patrol agents killed in the line of duty honored

Dept of Homeland Security

Three federal border agents who died during the Prohibition era in Michigan will be honored Thursday.

Border Patrol Inspectors Franklin Wood and Earl Roberts were killed by bootleggers near Detroit in the late 1920’s. Inspector Charles Inch was killed by a train as he pursued two people trying to enter illegally from Canada in 1932.

This week, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency is naming three new border patrol vessels after them. 

Since 1924, 120 patrol inspectors and Border Patrol agents have died in the line of duty. 

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