US flag Official website of the Department of Homeland Security

Mobile Nav Button

 

Robert W. Kelsay

Entered on Duty: 
1927-07-01
End of Watch: 
1930-06-25

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 whom they attempted to stop. During the gun battle, Inspector Kelsay was fatally wounded. There is no information available regarding the identity of the smugglers.