TUCSON, Ariz. – A Border Patrol agent from the Willcox Station observed a rollover accident Wednesday on eastbound Interstate 10 at mile marker 324 and called for emergency services to the area.
While waiting for emergency medical services to arrive, more Border Patrol agents arrived on scene to provide assistance. One agent provided aid to the accident victims while other Border Patrol EMTs helped extract two additional individuals still inside the vehicle. The agents continued to provide aid to the victims, all with non-life-threatening injuries, until Willcox Fire and Rescue and other emergency services arrived.
Two additional Border Patrol agents assisted Arizona Department of Public Service with traffic control.
Willcox Border Patrol Station’s Patrol Agent in Charge Sabri Dikman said he is proud of how quickly agents respond to help in emergencies. “These acts illustrate the compassion Border Patrol agents have for all human life,” he said. “Border Patrol agents do more than protecting our borders. Like our state and local law enforcement partners, Border Patrol agents also serve and protect.”
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.