Last night, U.S. Customs and Border Protection joined first responders at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas to honor those personnel who risk their lives answering the call to serve as law enforcement or emergency response officers.
More than 300 law enforcement, firefighters and emergency medical personnel lined the football field during the half-time show between the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles.
The halftime show featured a joint pipe and drum corps comprised of various organizations and led by the U.S. Border Patrol Pipe and Drum Band, which played Amazing Grace as first responders lined the field. The Border Patrol band also performed on the plaza as part of pre-game activities.
Static displays lined the plazas leading into the stadium and included two Office of Field Operations K-9 teams and a mobile X-ray demonstration. Office of Border Patrol provided a Special Response Tactical Vehicle, a recruitment vehicle and an agency branded pick-up truck.
More than 100 CBP employees participated in the Dallas Cowboys First Responder Appreciation event.
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.