Officer Lobdell, who died in the line of duty, to be honored


April 30, 2022

War Veteran Robert Lobdell

by Jeff Olsen

U.S. Border Patrol agent Robert H. Lobdell was shot and killed as he tried to arrest an alleged illegal alien, George Ryan, on Christmas Day in 1928.

The news reports in the Roseau Times on December 28, 1928, noted that a posse tracked Ryan to Mud Creek Road where he was arrested the following day.

According to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, George Ryan denied his guilt and even refused to reveal his past history.

The main headline in the December 28, 1928, Roseau Times read: IMMIGRATION OFFICER ROBERT LOBDELL KILLED

The opening lede read as follows: Robert H. Lobdell, i...

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