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Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agent Awarded Purple Cross Medal

Release Date: 
November 19, 2013

LAREDO, TEXAS—Border Patrol Agent Pedro Saldivar III was awarded the Purple Cross medal during a ceremony held today.

The Purple Cross is the Border Patrol’s highest recognition for agents wounded in the line of duty.

Commander Robert L. Harris pinned the medal on Saldivar during a ceremony that was attended by fellow agents and family members.  “Agent Saldivar epitomizes the bravery, dedication, and professionalism that CBP values in its law enforcement personnel,” said Commander Harris.

“I am extremely honored of receiving the award,” Saldivar said after the ceremony.

Agent Saldivar was shot in the leg while investigating a suspicious vehicle in March, 2013.  Less than 100 Border Patrol agents have received this award since its creation. Saldivar is assigned to the Hebbronville station.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021