On behalf of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, I would like to congratulate the law enforcement team responsible for arresting Eric Frein, the man suspected of killing Corporal Bryon Dickson, a Pennsylvania State Trooper, in early September. Cooperation between all of the Federal, State and local partners and perseverance were central in apprehending the suspect. I commend the CBP team of Border Patrol agents and Air and Marine pilots, who joined in the seven-week search for the suspect after a direct request for support from the Pennsylvania State Police for their unique set of skills. The thoughts and prayers of CBP go out to the friends and family of Cpl. Dickson.
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.