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El Paso Sector Conducts Memorial Service at Border Patrol Museum

Release Date: 
May 24, 2012

El Paso, Texas- The CBP U.S. Border Patrol El Paso Sector hosted a memorial service to honor the memory of its fallen agents at the National Border Patrol Museum in El Paso, Texas on Thursday, May 24.

The keynote address was delivered by Michael J. Fisher, Chief of the United States Border Patrol. More than 300 family members and CBP personnel attended the event.

The keynote address was delivered by Michael J. Fisher, Chief of the United States Border Patrol. More than 300 family members and CBP personnel attended the event.

Photo Credit:(A) SBPA Gregory Hoiland

This event is held in El Paso each year in order to pay tribute to Border Patrol agents who lost their lives in the performance of their duty. The El Paso event follows "National Police Week" in which law enforcement officers from around the world converge in Washington D.C. to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Since the agency was created in 1924, the U.S. Border Patrol has lost a total of 113 agents in the line of duty. The El Paso Sector has had 18 agents who made the ultimate sacrifice. The keynote address was delivered by Michael J. Fisher, Chief of the United States Border Patrol. The event featured a 21-Gun Salute; an Honor Roll Call; Taps; and a Riderless Horse presentation. Members of the public and the media attended the annual event.

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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017