PORT ANGELES, Wash. — A Border Patrol agent encountered a man suffering what appeared to be a cardiac event Monday in Port Angeles. The agent, who is a trained paramedic and a member of the Border Patrol Search Trauma and Rescue team, came upon a man receiving CPR from a group of bystanders. The agent rushed to the scene, deployed an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and continued lifesaving CPR until the Port Angeles Fire Department arrived. Port Angeles Fire Department took over primary care and transported the man to the hospital.
Blaine Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent Chris Bippley, “This is one example of how our agents not only safeguard America’s borders, but also strive to use their training and experience to benefit and serve the communities in which they live and work.”
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.