YUMA, Ariz. – San Luis Police Department officials presented awards to three Border Patrol agents Wednesday for their actions on April 5 following an ATV roll-over accident that sent two riders to a local hospital.
The agents were first to respond to the accident and are credited for providing life-saving treatment to one of the riders who was later flown to Phoenix Children’s Hospital with a severe head injury.
Because of the agents’ training and quick response, both individuals made a full recovery. This helps to illustrate the Border Patrol’s continuing efforts to build and maintain a strong partnership with other area law enforcement agencies.
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.