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Anthony L. Oneto

End of Watch

March 11, 1947

While conducting routine traffic checks near Indio, California, Patrol Inspectors Anthony L. Oneto and John L. Fouquette arrested Carlos Ochoa Romero in the act of hauling four smuggled aliens. The aliens were placed in the back seat of the government car and Ochoa was instructed to drive his car to the Border Patrol office. Ochoa stopped his car indicating car trouble and fired at the officers. Inspector Oneto was struck four times in the head and died instantly. Fouquette was wounded but returned the fire, wounding Ochoa who escaped in the darkness while retaining custody of the smuggled aliens until help arrived.