Robert W. Kelsay

End of Watch

June 25, 1930

During the night of June 25, 1930, Senior Patrol Inspector Robert W. Kelsay and another officer were watching a river crossing near Laredo, Texas. They were fired upon by liquor smugglers they attempted to stop. During the gun battle, Inspector Kelsay was fatally wounded. There is no information available regarding the identity of the smugglers.

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