The mission of Border Patrol Foundation (BPF) is to honor the memory of fallen U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) agents and provide support and resources to the families. BPF provides support to Border Patrol employees, USBP agents and their families for on- and off-duty deaths, injuries, illnesses, family medical emergencies, special circumstances and student scholarships.
Charles A. Gardiner
End of Watch
October 22, 1922
Mounted Watchman Charles Gardiner was shot and killed without warning by the driver of a wagon, loaded with smuggled liquor, which he was approaching to inspect. The report indicated that he approached a one-horse wagon containing two Mexicans for the purpose of questioning them as to their immigration status and that they jumped from the wagon and immediately fired upon him from close range.