On June 9, 2016, a Yuma Sector Border Patrol agent assigned to the Yuma Station was involved in a deadly use of force shooting incident. One suspect is confirmed deceased as a result of shots fired by the Border Patrol agent defending himself.
A group of illegal aliens had been taken into custody by the Border Patrol agent and were awaiting transport to a Border Patrol station when one illegal alien began assaulting the agent. The suspect viciously and repeatedly attacked the agent causing injuries to his head, face, and limbs.
Due to this brazen assault, the Border Patrol agent had no choice but to defend himself or else face an ongoing violent assault. The suspect was wounded and eventually succumbed to his wounds at Yuma Regional Medical Center (YRMC). The Border Patrol agent was also transported to YRMC and treated for multiple injuries.
National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd stated, “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the injured agent for a speedy recovery from his injuries. This incident speaks to the very real dangers that Border Patrol agents face every day from the criminals illegally crossing our borders. Border Patrol agents must continue to have the training, equipment, and ability to defend themselves in the face of these lethal threats.”
The National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) is honored to announce Donald Trump as the inaugural guest on the radio debut of The Green Line. Mr. Trump, the Republican Party’s presumptive Presidential nominee, will discuss border security with our hosts, Shawn Moran and Thane Gallagher. The Green Line airs Sunday, May 15th 2016, at 7am (PST) on KVOI The Voice 1030 AM. It can also be streamed live on KVOI.com.
The National Border Patrol Council announces its highly successful podcast “The Green Line” will take to the airwaves on May 15th, 2016. The podcast, with more than 700,000 downloads, will be broadcasting on 1030 KVOI The Voice which is a conservative talk radio station in Tucson, Arizona. In keeping with The Green Line podcasts, the radio show will continue to feature high-level politicos and agency officials, while offering an unapologetically conservative voice on the issues surrounding the security of our borders, our families, and our nation. The Green Line is America’s only radio show and podcast produced and hosted by active duty law enforcement officers.
It is with a heavy heart, and deep sadness, that we report the loss of one of our Border Patrol agents. This agent was stationed in the Big Bend Sector and was killed in an automobile accident early this morning. Our thoughts and prayer are with his family.
This tragedy is a reminder that danger often accompanies this profession we have chosen. We hope his family can find comfort in knowing he kept our nation and our communities safe. Please remember him in your prayers and hug your family a little tighter tonight, as we never know when our end of shift could come.