TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector’s Border Patrol Honor Guard Drill Team hosted – and won – a drill competition held April 3 at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.
Tucson Sector captured the first-place trophy in competition against teams from El Centro, San Diego, El Paso and Del Rio Sectors.
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As a result, the Tucson Sector Honor Guard Drill Team will represent the U.S. Border Patrol at the 12th Annual Steve Young Honor Guard Competition on May 14 in Washington, D.C.
They will compete against other law enforcement Honor Guard drill teams from throughout the nation. The competition will be part of the national recognition of National Police Week, sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Police, and is set for May 11-17 of this year.
All teams involved in this year’s competition demonstrated their dedication and commitment to representing the Border Patrol with great pride, according to Manuel Padilla Jr., Tucson Sector’s chief patrol agent. "Their hard work paid off," he said. "I congratulate them in this tremendous accomplishment and in wishing them the very best in the upcoming competition at Police Week."
Several Department of Homeland Security components participate in events marking National Police Week, during which law enforcement organizations honor the bravery and sacrifice of men and women who serve on the front lines protecting the safety and security of American communities.
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.