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Border Agent Acquitted of Murder in Fatal Shooting of Teen

April 24, 2018
An Arizona jury acquitted a U.S. Border Patrol agent of a second-degree murder charge in the death of a teen from Mexico but deadlocked on lesser counts of manslaughter.

California's Brown Agrees to Send Guard to Border, Slams Trump Policies

April 11, 2018
But Brown suggested a very limited role for the 400 additional California troops, writing to Nielsen and Mattis that support operations would be focused on “targeting transnational criminal gangs, human traffickers and illegal firearm and drug smugglers along the border, the coast and throughout the state.”

Murder Trial of Border Patrol Agent Accused of Shooting Across Border and Killing Mexican Teen Begins in Tucson

March 20, 2018
Swartz's lawyers have said Elena Rodriguez threw rocks just before he was shot in an attempt to create a distraction for drug smugglers and that the officer was justified in using lethal force. They have requested that jurors visit the site at night to experience the area after dark.

Trump Threatens to Pull Federal Immigration Agents from California

February 22, 2018
President Trump on Thursday lambasted California officials for how they are dealing with gangs and threatened to pull immigration and border agents out of the state to show just how bad things would be without federal help.

FBI: No Evidence of Homicide in 2017 Death of Border Patrol Agent

February 8, 2018
“To date, this investigation has not conclusively determined how Agent Rogelio Martinez and his partner ended up at the bottom of the culvert, and no suspects have been linked to this incident,” the FBI said in a written statement Wednesday. “To date none of the more than 650 interviews completed, locations searched, or evidence collected and analyzed have produced evidence that would support the existence of a scuffle, altercation, or attack.”

Family Meets With Border Patrol Agent Whose CPR Saved Toddler

January 31, 2018
The family of a toddler who was given life-saving medical aid on the side of the road met with the Border Patrol agent who administered CPR to the child.

CA Gas Station Denies Cutting Off Service to Border Patrol Agents

January 15, 2018
Alla Alagha, the station’s assistant manager, said, "There’s definitely no policy against law enforcement. We are a very friendly gas station. We have no problems with anyone. Business is business.”

Border Patrol Agent, 2 Others Killed in Crash After Collision with Wild Hog

December 28, 2017
The accident happened late Monday on a rural road near Uvalde, about 110 miles southwest of San Antonio. Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman Sgt. Conrad Hein said Tuesday that a preliminary investigation indicates a Ford Expedition collided with the hog, which caused the vehicle to swerve into oncoming traffic and hit a Mercedes SUV head-on.

Recovery of Federal Agent Shot 5 Times Called "Christmas Miracle"

December 21, 2017
Now, nearly three months later and less than a week before Christmas, the Aviation Enforcement Agent wants everyone to know how thankful he is to those who saved his life, those who have given him the chance to spend the holidays with his family, and those who have made it so he can soon return to his job of protecting the nation's borders from the air.

FBI Questions 2 Brothers Over Death of Border Patrol Agent

December 8, 2017
An informant told an agent with U.S. Customs and Border Protection he knew of a “coyote” that had recently smuggled a group of people across the U.S. Mexico border. Two of the people in that group identified as brothers spoke about assaulting Agent Martinez and his partner with rocks, according to the court document.

Assaults Against CBP Officers Up 45% in 2017

December 6, 2017
CBP recorded 847 assaults against its officers in the just-finished fiscal year, compared to 585 in the previous year, government data said.

FBI Examining Border Patrol Agent's Death as a 'Potential Assault'

November 22, 2017
Those officials have said they believe Martinez and the second agent were bludgeoned, possibly with rocks, in a savage desert ambush.

Border Patrol Agent was Found Dead in Culvert

November 21, 2017
FBI spokeswoman Jeanette Harper said in a statement Monday that both agents were found late Saturday night in a culvert near Van Horn and that both had traumatic head injuries. Harper said Rogelio Martinez died early Sunday. The FBI is leading the investigation and results of his autopsy are pending.

FL Deputy Used Tourniquet, Trauma Training to Save Wounded Federal Agent

November 21, 2017
Hawkins was the first officer to arrive at the scene Sept. 26 after a U.S. Customs and Border Protection pilot was shot by 18-year-old Jake Lewis IV, who committed suicide immediately after. Lewis had screamed “I hate f****** cops” before shooting the agent four times in the parking lot of a Publix in the Oakleaf area of Clay County. More Here.

Video: FL Deputy Used Tourniquet, Trauma Training to Save Wounded Federal Agent

November 21, 2017
Hawkins was the first officer to arrive at the scene Sept. 26 after a U.S. Customs and Border Protection pilot was shot by 18-year-old Jake Lewis IV, who committed suicide immediately after. Lewis had screamed “I hate f****** cops” before shooting the agent four times in the parking lot of a Publix in the Oakleaf area of Clay County.

Border Patrol Agent Killed in Texas, Partner Seriously Injured in Attack

November 20, 2017
Authorities are searching southwest Texas for suspects or witnesses after a U.S. Border Patrol agent was killed and his partner seriously injured Sunday while on patrol in the state’s Big Bend area, officials said.

Border Patrol Losing Agents Faster Than It Can Replace Them

November 13, 2017
The U.S. Border Patrol is losing agents faster than it can hire them, according to a new audit released last week that said competition with other federal law enforcement and the difficulty of passing a polygraph test have sapped the agency of nearly 2,000 agents it’s supposed to have.

CBP Awards $16.5 Million Density Meter Contract to CSECO

October 19, 2017
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has selected Campbell/Harris Security Equipment Company (CSECO) as the sole provider of contraband detectors (Density Meters) to its hundreds of customs officers for the next five years.

Authorities Make Final Arrest in Border Agent's Killing

October 17, 2017
The U.S. Attorney's Office says authorities in Mexico have arrested the final of several defendants accused in the killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent whose death exposed the Fast and Furious federal gun operation.

Armor Express Awarded Five-Year ID/IQ Hard Armor Contract from U.S. Customs and Border Protection

October 17, 2017
Central Lake Armor Express, Inc. (Armor Express), a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance body armor solutions, announced that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has awarded the Company a five-year, multimillion dollar Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract for its plate armor.
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