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.
William W. McKee
End of Watch
April 23, 1926
On April 23, 1926, information was received that a liquor pack train left Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, for the United States and would be at or near the Alhambre Ranch about 40 miles southwest of Tucson, Arizona. Near the ranch, officers of the Border Patrol saw a pack train and in an attempt to capture it, Patrol Inspector William W. McKee was shot and killed at the wheel of a patrol car. The smugglers fired while being pursued by Inspector McKee. The smuggler responsible for killing Inspector McKee was convicted of murder.