As you remember these fallen officers, take comfort in recalling that they dedicated their lives to the same principles of honor, duty and courage that brought you to the badge. Such a life is truly rich. Take strength in knowing that when an officer falls, our resolve to serve those in need is not diminished. Our dedication to protecting those in danger is not weakened. Our commitment to remembering those with whom we shared the badge does not fade.
Godspeed, brothers and sisters. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace…
Officer Down: Leopoldo Cavazos Jr. - [Houston, Texas]
By PoliceOne Staff
FORT HANCOCK, Texas — A Border Patrol agent died in the line of duty following an ATV crash early Friday.
Agent Leopoldo Cavazos Jr., 29, was on patrol near Fort Hancock when the accident occurred, according to the El Paso Times. He died in an ambulance on the way to a hospital in El Paso, which is about 40 miles west of Fort Hancock.
Border Patrol officials said few details are available because the crash is under investigation. All-terrain vehicles are regularly used by the agency for patrolling the desert and other areas difficult to access in a standard vehicle.
"Every day, agents of the U.S. Border Patrol face inherent dangers as they serve our nation and their citizens with commitment, professionalism and enthusiasm," the Border Patrol said in a news release.
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