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Special Operations K-9/Horse Patrol partner deployment in the Rio Grande Valley Sector

Release Date: 
June 6, 2018

EDINBURG, Texas – A member of the Border Patrol Search Trauma and Rescue (BORSTAR) Special Operations Group in El Paso, Texas deployed to the Rio Grande Valley Sector, along with both of his partners, a K-9 and horse, to conduct search and rescue operations.

A BORSTAR agent and his K-9 conduct search operations
An agent, K-9 and horse
conduct search operations

The agent recently completed the Rio Grande Valley Horse Patrol training and became a certified rider with the intention of acclimating the horse and K-9 duo. The K-9, Jacky, is certified in search and rescue, tracking, and human remains detection.

The trio of BORSTAR agent, K-9, and horse, will provide a unique capability of covering greater areas in a more efficient manner and potentially provide a more rapid response and life-saving aid to individuals in distress.  

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Last modified: 
June 7, 2018