TUCSON, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents assigned to Tucson Sector Mobile Response Team responded to a multiple-vehicle accident on State Route 86 January 30, near Sells to provide emergency medical treatment for an injured motorcyclist.
During joint operations with Army National Guard, crew members observed an accident involving two vehicles and a motorcycle. The helicopter pilot immediately landed on the road to allow the MRT agents onboard, trained emergency medical technicians, to provide medical assistance.
Agents treated the male cyclist until emergency medical services arrived to transport him to a nearby hospital.
MRT was established to provide the U.S. Border Patrol with a rapidly deployable assets capable of addressing problematic areas along the nation’s borders. MRT maintains a cadre of agents certified as EMTs and paramedics.
Department of Defense routinely deploys units and assets to support law enforcement agencies. These units often serve as force multipliers by offering support with surveillance and reconnaissance efforts to detect, identify, and classify targets of interest which contributes to a more secure border.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials welcome assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol and remain anonymous by calling 1-877-872-7435 toll free.
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.