1 Mourning Badge

William W. McKee

End of Watch

April 23, 1926

1 Mourning Badge

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.