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Border Patrol Agents Take Heavy Caliber Fire from Mexico

July 22, 2014
Sources said they believe the gunfire came from members of Mexican drug cartels, which include former military members trained in shooting that type of weaponry.

Mexican Troops Cross Border, Face Off with U.S. Agents

April 3, 2014
Two heavily armed, camouflaged Mexican soldiers crossed 50 yards inside Arizona in January and drew their guns against U.S. Border Patrol agents who confronted them in a tense standoff.

Border Patrol Agent Hurt, 2 Suspects Shot in Ariz.

April 1, 2014
A U.S. Border Patrol agent working on the Tohono O'odham Indian Nation in Arizona opened fire Sunday after a U.S. citizen tried to ram him with a truck, officials said, Monday.

Border Patrol Finds $650,000 of Drugs in Truck Tires

March 17, 2014
Yesterday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a suspected narcotics smuggler and seized more than 57 pounds of black tar heroin and 11 pounds of methamphetamine. The narcotics were concealed in all four tires of a truck.

DHS Secretary: Border Patrol Force Policy Needs Reform

March 3, 2014
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson stressed the need to reform the Border Patrol's use-of-force policies during a House Homeland Security Committee hearing Feb. 26.

ATF Source: FBI Operation Led to Border Agent Terry's Murder

December 26, 2013
A federal agent who exposed the Justice Department’s flawed gun-trafficking investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious says the FBI played a key role in events leading to the 2010 murder near Nogales, Ariz., of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.

Border Patrol: Lethal Force Against Rock Throwers Will Continue

November 7, 2013
U.S. Customs and Border Protection will not change its use-of-force policy against rock throwers, which allows agents to resort to lethal weapons, the agency’s leader has announced. The decision comes after an outside reviewer recommended otherwise.

Whistleblowers Say Overtime Fraud Rampant in Border Patrol, DHS

November 7, 2013
The letter details the overtime abuse as an ongoing and pervasive problem at Border Patrol, Customs and Border Protection and other agencies in the giant Department of Homeland Security.

Border Agent Saves Partner From Deadly Bee Attack

September 30, 2013
U.S. Border Patrol Agent Jared Monnett has been named the Officer of the Month for September by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund for saving his partner from a swarm of Africanized bees.

Double-Action Semi-Auto Pistols Fall Out of Favor

September 24, 2013
At the present time, only a few agencies still issue Beretta or S&W double-action pistols. In view of the currently available semi-auto models from Glock, S&W, and Springfield, use of double-action pistols has become much more limited.

Integrated Microwave Technologies Release Concealment Video Kits

July 19, 2013
The Concealment Video Kits allow officers to examine areas using a range of indoor and outdoor hides with integrated video transmitters.

Immigration Bill Would Add 20,000 Border Patrol Agents

June 24, 2013
The U.S. Senate voted 67-27 Monday to add a security provision to bipartisan immigration legislation that would add 20,000 Border Patrol agents and provide funding for additional fencing and surveillance technology.

Border Patrol Implements 'Fuel Conservation' In Texas

June 17, 2013
Budget cuts have hampered the U.S. Border Patrol’s work in its busiest sector on the Southwest border, agents said Friday, with the agency introducing fuel conservation measures in the Rio Grande Valley that have agents patrolling on foot and doubling up in vehicles.

Border Patrol Agent Dies Trying To Save Swimmer In Hawaii

May 21, 2013
U.S. Border Patrol Agent Kris Gungon, 31, died while attempting to save his wife at Wainea Falls on the north shore of Oahu Sunday.

Fed Budget Cuts Would Reduce LE Strength

February 14, 2013
Automatic federal budget cuts set to go into effect March 1 would likely trigger mandatory furloughs among agencies such as the FBI, ATF, and Border Patrol, as well as sharp reductions in grants that bring equipment and personnel to local agencies.

Smugglers Launched Drugs from Cannon

December 12, 2012
U.S. Border Patrol agents say smugglers have come up with yet another creative way to get drugs in the country—a cannon.

Border Patrol Agent Dies In Texas

November 4, 2012
A Border Patrol agent suffered a medical emergency while on foot patrol near Big Bend National Park in Texas.

'Fast and Furious' Killer Pleads Guilty

October 31, 2012
A Mexican man pleaded guilty Tuesday in the killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent whose death revealed the botched "Fast and Furious" gun-smuggling operation, marking the biggest conviction to date in a case that embarrassed the federal government and prompted a series of congressional investigations.

Family Files Claim for Border Agent Shooting On Car Hood

October 16, 2012
The family of a woman who was fatally shot by a Border Patrol agent after she struck him with her car filed a claim to sue the agency for wrongful death.

Friendly Fire Killed Border Patrol Agent

October 7, 2012
The U.S. Border Patrol agent killed last week in a shooting in southern Arizona apparently opened fire on two fellow agents thinking they were armed smugglers and was killed when they returned fire.
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