US flag Official website of the Department of Homeland Security

Lapse in Federal Funding Impact on CBP Website Operations Notice

NOTICE: Due to the lapse in federal funding, this website will not be actively managed. This website was last updated on December 21, 2018 and will not be updated until after funding is enacted. As such, information on this website may not be up to date. Transactions submitted via this website might not be processed and we will not be able to respond to inquiries until after appropriations are enacted.


Aviso del impacto de la interrupción de fondos federales en las operaciones del sitio web del Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés)

AVISO:  A causa de la interrupción de fondos federales, este sitio de web no será administrado activamente. La última actualización a este sitio web se realizó el 21 de diciembre de 2018 y no se harán más actualizaciones hasta que el gobierno reanude operaciones; por ende, puede que el sitio web no refleje la información más reciente. Es posible que no podamos procesar transacciones ni responder a
preguntas hasta que se reanuden operaciones.

Off-Duty Border Patrol Agent, Citizens Help Save Man’s Life

Release Date: 
March 13, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz. – An off-duty Border Patrol agent encountered a single-vehicle rollover accident on Saturday afternoon near Hereford and provided life-saving medical care to an injured man who had apparently been ejected from the vehicle.

The off-duty agent was riding his bicycle on Montezuma Canyon Road about half a mile from the Coronado National Monument Visitor Center when he rounded a bend in the road and saw the accident scene.

The Douglas Station agent and another motorist who stopped to assist immediately began working to stabilize the victim by applying an improvised tourniquet to the man’s bleeding leg. A third motorist stopped during this time and called 9-1-1.

Palominas Fire District Emergency Medical Services arrived a short time later and stabilized the man further before taking him to an awaiting air ambulance for transport to a local hospital.

Border Patrol agents receive basic medical training throughout their careers to prepare them to provide lifesaving intervention in medical emergencies. In addition, Tucson Sector retains approximately 275 agents who are nationally certified as emergency medical technicians and 22 agents nationally certified as paramedics, the highest level of ambulatory medical certification.

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.

Last modified: 
March 14, 2018