HAVRE, MONT.—An off-duty Border Patrol agent assigned to the Malta, Mont., Station helped rescue a motorist trapped in an overturned vehicle on a remote road north of Malta.
On November 16, the agent was returning home from a hunting trip, when he witnessed a vehicle in front of him swerve off the road and roll several times. The agent immediately stopped to render aid and found the driver trapped in the vehicle. The agent was able to remove the shattered windshield, and had to cut away the seatbelt to remove the driver, the sole occupant of the vehicle. The driver was traumatized, but otherwise appeared uninjured and did not require medical assistance. The Phillips County Sheriff’s Department also responded to the scene.
“I commend the agent for a job well done in responding to help a person in need,” said Chief Patrol Agent Christopher Richards. “His actions are yet another example of how we, as Border Patrol agents, are working to ensure the safety of our local communities. I’m proud to say that the agents here in Havre Sector truly represent the best of the Department of Homeland Security.”
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.