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.
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.
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.