LAREDO, Texas – On January 25, 2018, Border Patrol agents responded to a request for assistance involving an individual in distress in a ranch northwest of Laredo, Texas. A Border Patrol Agent certified as an Emergency Medical Technician arrived on scene and determined the ranch employee was experiencing symptoms consistent with a stroke and initiated medical care. The ranch employee was immediately transported by Border Patrol agents to an ambulance and was transferred to a local hospital to receive critical medical care.
“This event illustrates how the men and women of the United States Border Patrol not only serve to protect our borders, but are also committed to the preservation of life and assist anyone in need,” said Assistant Chief Patrol Agent Gabriel H. Acosta.
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.