Patrol Agent Lee L. Bounds of the Lordsburg Station, El Paso Sector, was killed at noon on March 29, 1974, in a jeep accident. He was traveling alone on a road between Animas and Rodeo, New Mexico, southwest of Lordsburg, and ran the jeep off the right shoulder of the road. He lost control when he attempted to steer the vehicle back onto the road and the jeep overturned. Agent Bounds was thrown from the vehicle, which rolled over him before stopping in an upright position. The jeep, which was equipped with seat belts and roll bar, was damaged extensively.