CBP Collection Operations Manager Killed in Highway 2 Crash
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A U.S. Customs and Border Protection Operations Manager was involved in a vehicle collision, while on duty near Crookston, MN Thursday afternoon, which resulted in the managers’ death.
“I am deeply saddened by the death of CBP Office of Intelligence Collection Operations Manager Christopher T. Bacon. Our hearts go out to the family, friends and co-workers of Chris during this difficult time,” said Great Lakes - Field Intelligence Group Field Director Dave Auwen.
Bacon, 51, stationed at the CBP Air and Marine National Air Security Operations Center in Grand Forks was involved in a vehicle accident on Highway two while on duty near Crookston, MN at approximately 1:00 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, which resulted in his death. No other fatalities or serious injuries were reported at the scene.
Bacon was a 22-year veteran of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and began his career in 1995 as a Border Patrol Agent. Chris also served as an Air Enforcement Agent before transitioning to his current position with the CBP Office of Intelligence. Chris leaves behind his wife and four children.
Minnesota State Troopers are currently investigating the accident.
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.