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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 Inchwas 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. 

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Public since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting.
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