Del Rio, Texas -- Four agents of the Uvalde Border Patrol station were recently presented the Top Blue Eagle award in recognition of their hard work, dedication, and their exemplary law enforcement efforts during 2010. U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Alan D. Bersin officiated at the CBP Annual Awards Ceremony at CBP headquarters in Washington, D.C. on March 25.
Field Operations Supervisor Jason Penney, Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Frank Curtis, Border Patrol Agent Jason Coy and Border Patrol Agent Na'eem Williams were presented with the 2010 Commissioner's CBP Top Blue Eagle Award in recognition of their involvement of a vehicle stop performed last September near Batesville, Texas.
Record checks revealed that the driver had a previous arrest for first degree aggravated sexual assault of a child and was out on bond. Agents also discovered that the passenger was an unrelated minor female, and that they did not know each other.
Under the direction of the Border Crimes Prosecutor, Bethany Stephens, the Zavala County sheriff's office took custody of the subjects for further investigation. These four agents were commended for their efforts, perseverance, and diligence. A sexual predator was removed from the streets.
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.