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Big Bend Sector Celebrates Border Patrol’s 96th Anniversary

Release Date: 
May 29, 2020
MARFA, Texas
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Greg L. Davis, Big Bend Sector Public Affairs, 432-729-5200,

Members of the U.S. Border Patrol, Big Bend Sector, conducted a brief ceremony on May 28, 2020, at the Sector Headquarters in Marfa, TX in recognition of the 96th Anniversary of the United States Border Patrol.

“It is important that we take time to honor the legacy of the United States Border Patrol,” said Big Bend Sector Chief Matthew J. Hudak.  “Our agency has been protecting the borders and working to ensure national security for this great country for 96 years.”


The ceremony featured a remembrance of Fallen Agents within Big Bend Sector, posting of the colors by the Big Bend Sector Honor Guard, recognition of the most junior and senior agents, and post-ceremony refreshments.


On May 28, 1924, Congress passed the Labor Appropriation Act of 1924, which officially established the U.S. Border Patrol with appropriations for 450 patrol inspectors with the purpose of securing the borders between inspection stations.  Today, the Border Patrol’s mission has remains the same : Secure the land borders with Canada and Mexico as well as the coastal waters of Florida and Puerto Rico.  Today, there are over 19,000 men and women who serve in the agency.


Big Bend Sector Border Patrol agents, patrol 517 miles of the southwest border, an area that extends from Sierra Blanca, Texas to Sanderson, Texas.

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Last modified: 
February 3, 2021