DEL RIO, Texas – On June 28, Border Patrol agents at the Comstock Checkpoint ecountered a man who was reported missing and suffering from dementia.
“The men and women of the U.S. Border Patrol work hard and reamin vigilant to protect our nation’s borders,” said Chief Rodolfo Karisch. “Our agents are also prepared to lend a helping hand to our community when the need arises.”
At approximately 11 p.m., U.S. Border Patrol agents working at the Comstock Border Patrol Checkpoint encountered a vehicle traveling east on Highway 90 that came to a stop in the middle of the highway. Agents approached the vehicle and questioned the elderly driver who appeared to show signs of confusion. The eldery driver was questioned and he provided the agents with a relative’s contact number that was incorrect. Agents then contacted the Val Verde County Sheriff’s Office and were notified that the driver was reported missing from Denver City, Texas by a family member. Agents contacted the Yoakum County Sheriff’s Office in Denver City and were given the number of a close relative. Agents contacted the relative and were notified that the driver suffered from dementia and that they would make proper arrangements to pick up the elderly man. He was turned over to the Val Verde Sheriff’s Office to await the arrival of his relative.
Del Rio Border Patrol Sector is an integral part of the South Texas Safety Initiative and the South Texas Corridor, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations.
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.