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The Border Patrol topic provides current news and information about ongoing border protection issues and challenges. The Border Patrol, along with hundreds of local agencies under whose jurisdiction that border falls, are responsible for protecting 8,000 miles of U.S. border, not including many thousands of miles of shoreline.
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June 06, 2015

Border Patrol helicopter fired upon, forced to land

Out of five shots believed to have been fired at the helicopter, two are confirmed to have hit their target - Full Story
May 20, 2015

Prosecutor: Border agent justified in fatal OIS

20-year-old Canadian man crossed the U.S.-Canada border illegally in March and sprayed the agent with bear spray - Full Story
March 26, 2015

Video: Car bursts into flames after border agent deploys ECD

Family's attorney believes gas inside the vehicle was ignited by the ECD, causing the deadly explosion - Full Story
March 21, 2015
Sheriff: Man shot at US-Canada border was wanted for murder

Sheriff: Man shot at US-Canada border was wanted for murder

When approached by officers, the man sprayed an "incapacitating" spray and was fatally shot - Full Story
March 20, 2015

Border agent fatally shoots man near US-Canada border

Man was shot in the head Thursday after an officer reported shots had been fired and asked for backup - Full Story
March 16, 2015
Ariz. park dubbed 'most dangerous' rebounds after years of border crime

Ariz. park dubbed 'most dangerous' rebounds after years of border crime

One law enforcement group called it America's most dangerous park for two years straight after drug smugglers gunned down a ranger - Full Story
February 22, 2015

Border agents testing body cameras

Cameras are being worn on a volunteer basis during a 90-day test period at locations in New Mexico, Texas, Florida, Michigan and Washington state - Full Story
February 12, 2015
Texas National Guard wants 'predictability' on border surge

Texas National Guard wants 'predictability' on border surge

About 200 guard members still on the border — down from the 1,000 ordered there in June by then-Gov. Rick Perry - Full Story
February 06, 2015
Off-duty Border Patrol agent takes hostages, shoots man in standoff

Off-duty Border Patrol agent takes hostages, shoots man in standoff

Agent, who was previously arrested for a domestic violence incident, is accused of shooting a man in the head and attempting to shoot his wife Tuesday - Full Story
January 31, 2015
Border-watch member sentenced for pointing rifle at deputy

Border-watch member sentenced for pointing rifle at deputy

Sentenced Friday to six months in jail for pointing a rifle at a sheriff's deputy he mistook for a drug smuggler - Full Story



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