When I think of the U.S. Border Patrol I think of uniformed officers stopping people at the border and checking for contraband. According to Wikipedia the agency called the United States Border Patrol was founded in 1924, far too late for the tale I am showing today. “The Wandering Killer” is a story of an undercover agent of the BP, investigating some mysterious killings. Referring again to Wikipedia, as early as 1904 there was an organization of mounted guards, working for the U.S. Immigration Service, but they never numbered more than about 75, and as the article states, they only went to work when resources permitted. You could fit this story somewhere in that time frame, but for now I’ll just consider this posting from Border Patrol #3 (1951) an exaggeration using artistic license; it is anachronistic to call John Brand a member of the Border Patrol. But then, the story is actually a tale of Indian slaves, sinister Mexicans, and the hunt for buried gold.