TUCSON, Ariz. – Pima County Dispatch relayed a call to Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents early Tuesday from a camper who said he was lost in the desert south of Three Points, Arizona.
Just after midnight on Dec. 6, after obtaining GPS coordinates on the caller, a Tucson Station agent already in the area dropped what he was doing and located the camper. The agent conducted a quick assessment of the camper’s condition before transporting him to a main road for pick up by a friend.
In addition to enforcing immigration laws, Border Patrol agents often respond to requests for assistance from local law enforcement to enhance public safety in communities across southern Arizona.
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.