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U.S. Border Patrol Agents Participate for a Good Cause

Release Date: 
April 28, 2010

Nogales, Ariz. - Two Border Patrol agents assigned to the Nogales, Ariz., station participated Wednesday in the 2010 Arizona Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics. The agents ran and rode a bike on portions of the torch run.

Border Patrol officers were among the participants in the 2010 Torch Run for Special Olympics.

Border Patrol officers were among the participants in the 2010 Torch Run for Special Olympics.

The Arizona Torch Run raises funds for Special Olympics statewide. The agents assigned to the Nogales Station, along with officers from other agencies, carried a torch representing the "Flame of Hope" from Santa Cruz to the Pima County Line.


One agent ran the 13 miles from downtown Nogales to kilometer post 22 on Interstate 19, where he handed the torch to a group of officers on bicycles. The other Nogales agent rode his bicycle 25 miles, from downtown Nogales to the Cow Palace in Amado, and passed the torch to the Sahuarita Police Department.

Border Patrol officers were among the participants in the 2010 Torch Run for Special Olympics.

Border Patrol officers were among the participants in the 2010 Torch Run for Special Olympics.

"The Border Patrol remains committed to improving the quality of life in our community, not only through reducing crime, but through charitable contributions and civic mindedness as well," said Alan F. White, Patrol Agent in Charge of the Nogales Station. Agents say they feel a special connection to causes that allow them to help disadvantaged people in the communities in which they serve and reside.




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Last modified: 
February 9, 2017