Leopoldo Cavazos, Jr.
On Friday, July 6, 2012, Border Patrol Agent Leopoldo Cavazos, Jr., a six-year veteran stationed at the Fort Hancock Station, died from injuries sustained in an on-duty, all-terrain vehicle accident near the Fort Hancock Port of Entry in Fort Hancock, Texas. Agent Cavazos is survived by his wife, two daughters, and a third child expected later this summer.
Agent Cavazos entered on duty with the U.S. Border Patrol on May 22, 2006, as a member of the 621st Session of the Border Patrol Academy. After graduating from the Academy, he was assigned to the Fort Hancock Station in the El Paso Sector.