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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.

Border Patrol Agent Shot, Killed in Arizona

October 2, 2012
One Border Patrol agent was killed and another seriously injured in an early morning shooting Tuesday in rugged terrain near the U.S.-Mexico border. Nicholas Ivie, 30, was identified as the agent shot and killed near Naco in Cochise County.

Vocal Ariz. Border Sheriff Dies In Truck Rollover

September 19, 2012
Cochise County (Ariz.) Sheriff Larry Dever died when his truck rolled over in northern Arizona Tuesday night. Dever was a vocal proponent of SB 1070, Arizona's tough immigration law.

Border Patrol Agent Dies In ATV Crash

July 9, 2012
A Border Patrol agent was killed in west Texas late Friday in an ATV crash near the Fort Hancock port of entry. Leopoldo Cavazos, Jr., 29, was patrolling along the border fence about a half-mile from the entry point when the accident occurred.

5 Charred Bodies Found In Vehicle In Ariz. Desert

June 4, 2012
A Border Patrol agent spotted a white Ford Expedition through binoculars at about 4:30 a.m. Saturday in the Vekol Valley about two miles north of Interstate 8 and west of Casa Grande.

L.A. Training Center Offers Counter-Drug Symposium

May 25, 2012
The Los Angeles High Intensity Drug Training Area (HIDTA) training center will offer a two-day symposium for law enforcement officers covering threats such as Mexican drug cartels, street gangs, and border security.

Gangs and Terrorism

May 24, 2012
We often focus on one puzzle piece rather than the whole puzzle. If we would slow down and step back, we might see the whole of our enemy's tactics and battle plan. This wider perception of problems enables criminal investigators to recognize trends, alliances, tactics, conspiracies and connections in the underworld. This is what is needed in the battle against gangs, cartels, and terrorists.

Texas DPS Patrol Boats Armed for Cartel Threats

May 17, 2012
To protect its troopers against Mexican drug cartel soldiers often armed with military-grade weaponry, the Texas Department of Public Safety has outfitted three boats to patrol the U.S. border splitting the Rio Grande River and Falcon Lake.

Congresswoman Questions Border Patrol Chief's Strategic Plan

May 8, 2012
Border Patrol Chief Michael Fisher faced tough questioning from Rep. Candice Miller (R-Mich.) during the Tuesday hearing about the 32-page strategic plan she said "lacks a tangible way to measure our efforts on the border."

Border Agents Find Woman in Van Wall

March 7, 2012
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers uncovered a female illegal immigrant stuffed inside the wall of a van during a weekend that also netted the agency nearly $5.9 million in narcotics seizures.

Barrio Azteca Gang Leader Sentenced To Life in Prison

February 15, 2012
Barrio Azteca gang leader Roberto Angel Cardona (aka "Little Angelillo") was sentenced to life in prison without parole Tuesday for his participation in a racketeering conspiracy, authorities announced.

Video: PoliceMag Interviews a 'Top Shot'

February 14, 2012
Eighteen competitors will vie for "Top Shot" honors starting today with the debut of Season 4 of the History Channel reality series. Police Magazine spoke with one of those shooters, Michelle Viscusi, at SHOT Show 2012.

SHOT Show: 'Top Shot' Michelle Viscusi

February 14, 2012

Eighteen competitors will vie for "Top Shot" honors beginning today (Feb. 14) with the debut of Season 4 of the History Channel reality series. POLICE Magazine spoke with one of the shooters, Michelle Viscusi, at SHOT Show 2012. Michelle is an Army reservist who works with the Border Patrol in southern Arizona.

The Bite of Illegal Immigrant Gang Members

January 23, 2012
"10 Years On the Line" is the factual account of Mike Ligon's 10 years as an immigration, customs and border officer. It illuminates and places a critical magnifying glass over the checkpoint at Douglas, Arizona—this nation's most corrupt point of entry.

Obama Slashes National Guard at Mexico Border

December 16, 2011
Early next year, President Obama will cut back the number of National Guard troops patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border by half as a cost-cutting measure.

Sophisticated Drug Tunnel Leads To $65M Marijuana Seizure

December 1, 2011
The passageway, found Tuesday after a six-month investigation, connects a warehouse in Otay Mesa with one in Tijuana, Mexico. The 612-yard long passageway is equipped with electric rail cars, lighting, reinforced walls and wooden floors.

Arizona Lawmakers Seek Funds for Private Border Fence

November 28, 2011
Arizona lawmakers are passing the collection plate to citizens to raise funds to construct a private border fence along the Mexico border to halt drug-cartel activity, smuggling, and illegal immigration.

Actor Steven Seagal Sworn as Texas Border Deputy

October 14, 2011
Action-movie actor Steven Seagal has been sworn as a deputy with the Hudspeth County Sheriff's Department, and will begin working along the Mexican border.

Police Investigate Possible Gulf Cartel Hit In Texas

September 30, 2011
Jorge Zavala, 32, was fatally shot at about 2 a.m. Tuesday in the 1300 block of Expressway 83. Zavala was believed to have ties with Gulf Cartel members in Reynosa and Matamoros, three sources familiar with the situation said.

Whistleblowing Officers Allege Corruption, Cartel Ties in Border Agencies

September 19, 2011
Two former law enforcement officers allege that they cannot get anyone to investigate allegations that the Mexican drug cartels have corrupted U.S. law officers and politicians in the El Paso border region.
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