Tucson, Ariz.— Tucson Sector Border Patrol’s Chief Patrol Agent Manuel Padilla Jr., along with other agents, visited local veterans last week and passed out Valentine’s Day cards in honor of National Salute to Veteran Patients Week.
As Chief Padilla and other agents walked through the Veteran’s hospital in Tucson, they visited patients in their rooms and outpatients to thank them for their service to our country. They also handed out Valentine’s Day cards provided by the hospital to help make this Valentine’s Day even more special.
“Veterans make up a significant portion of the Border Patrol’s workforce,” explained Padilla. “We honor and appreciate our veterans in a variety of ways, including preference when hiring.”
Tucson Sector Border Patrol employees and families seek ways to get involved within their local communities. By working with law enforcement partners, local businesses and area citizens, they hope to improve the communities in which they live and serve.
CBP also welcomes assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol by calling (877) 872-7435 toll free. All calls will be answered and remain anonymous.
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.