HOULTON, ME — The U.S. Border Patrol is mourning one of its own after a motorcycle accident took the life of Supervisory Border Patrol Agent (SBPA) Benjamin Stern. On May 27, 2022, SBPA Stern was riding a motorcycle while off duty when the driver of a vehicle heading in the opposite direction lost control, crossed into his lane, and collided with SBPA Stern. SBPA Stern succumbed to his injuries on scene.
SBPA Stern began his career with the United States Border Patrol in January 2007.
Permanently assigned to the Jackman Border Patrol Station in Jackman, Maine, SBPA Stern was on temporary assignment to the U.S. Border Patrol Headquarters in Washington D.C., where he was assigned to the Strategic Planning and Analysis Directorate.
“To say that SBPA Stern was talented is an understatement,” said Houlton Sector Chief Patrol Agent William Maddocks. “Ben’s education and experiences gained as a Border Patrol Agent and in his previous professional endeavors made him a valuable resource. He was highly sought after and his desire to leave things better than he found it resulted in him being requested on numerous occasions to work on special projects and programs for our higher headquarters in Washington D.C. It is not surprising to anyone that he had recently been selected for his next promotion to Special Operations Supervisor. His passing will leave a significant void in our organization, locally here in Maine, as well as with the teams he worked with in D.C.”
SBPA Stern was 44 years old at the time of his passing. He is survived by his parents, Paul and Bette Stern, his only child Billie Stern, all of Mansfield, CT; his partner Rebecca Himes, of Frederick County, MD, and many more immediate and extended family members. He will be remembered fondly by his fellow agents from Jackman Station, the Houlton Sector, and across the United States Border Patrol.