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Memorial created for Border Patrol agent killed in ATV crash

2 months 16 hours 45 minutes ago Wednesday, December 07 2022 Dec 7, 2022 December 07, 2022 9:50 AM December 07, 2022 in News - Local

A U.S. Border Patrol agent died Wednesday after being involved in an ATV accident near Mission while on duty, according to a news release from the U.S. Border Patrol.

The unidentified U.S. Border Patrol agent was tracking a group of subjects that crossed the border at 1 a.m., when he was involved in the accident, the news release stated.

The agent was found unresponsive by fellow agents, who immediately initiated life-saving efforts and requested EMS services.

The agent was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the news release stated.

U.S. Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz released the following statement:

"The death of an agent who dies while securing our nation's border is a tremendous loss for our organization and our nation, our prayers are with his family and co-workers during this difficult time." 

Following the accident, a small memorial dedicated to the agent was spotted in the area. 

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