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sculker 01-20-2008 02:13 AM

Border Patrol agent killed by 'smugglers'
 
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INVASION USA
Border Patrol agent killed by 'smugglers'
Officer run down while laying spike strips to stop 2 vehicles fleeing toward Mexico

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Posted: January 19, 2008
6:30 p.m. Eastern




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2008 WorldNetDaily.com



A U.S. Border Patrol agent is dead in California after being struck by one of two vehicles fleeing toward the U.S.-Mexico border during a pursuit by law enforcement today.

The officer, whose name has not yet been released, was laying spike strips across the road in the Imperial Sand Dunes recreation in the southeast portion of the state at about 9:30 a.m. when he was hit by a Hummer believed to have been driven by smugglers.

The Hummer and a Black Ford F-150 pickup truck escaped into Mexico, Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Jeremy Schappell told the Yuma Sun. It is unknown whether the vehicles were carrying drugs or human contraband.

"Right now our Mexican liaison unit has contact with the Mexican authorities ... try and track these individuals down," Schappell said.

Witnesses said the two vehicles were being pursued on I-8 between Calexico, Calif., and Yuma, Ariz., when the drivers left the interstate and turned into the dunes, fleeing toward the nearby border.

"It was at the entrance to the Buttercup Recreation Area, where the duners usually park," Schappell said.

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Because of the proximity of interstate and the dune recreational area to the border, the area is popular with smugglers, he said.

"It actually happens quite frequently out here. What they try to do is, they hope to blend in with the usual dune traffic to increase their chances of going undetected," Schappell said.

Today's death is the first for an agent in the Yuma sector in over four years, Schappell said.

"It's not easy. No law enforcement agency wants to lose one of their own. What we're focusing on now is making sure the agents at the scene are taken care of, mentally. Our primary focus is on the family, helping them cope and deal with their loss."

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=59775

REMEMBER THE FAMILY IN PRAYER!

hillbilly68 01-20-2008 02:21 AM

And I am sure the mexican "authorities" are just busting their humps to help us find the two vehicles.

Righteous 01-20-2008 02:26 AM

doubt they were smuggling drugs, they usually going out of mexico not into, wish they let the military guard the border like they ought toand stop all that BullSh*t

Chuck 01-20-2008 05:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Righteous (Post 14590)
doubt they were smuggling drugs, they usually going out of mexico not into, wish they let the military guard the border like they ought toand stop all that BullSh*t

They can't. They're guarding everybody else's borders.

MarkoPo 01-20-2008 07:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Chuck (Post 14595)
They can't. They're guarding everybody else's borders.

How sad but true is that..

bkt 01-20-2008 07:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Chuck (Post 14595)
They can't. They're guarding everybody else's borders.

Come on, Chuck. That's propagandist crap and you know it. We absolutely have the manpower in the country to defend our borders but our illustrious government that doesn't give a sh*t about the law is the barrier.

Chuck 01-20-2008 10:36 PM

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Originally Posted by bkt (Post 14607)
Come on, Chuck. That's propagandist crap and you know it. We absolutely have the manpower in the country to defend our borders but our illustrious government that doesn't give a sh*t about the law is the barrier.

Bull**** btk. You watch too much TV. Try going outside for a change. I get to see the 300+ memorials for the fallen 3rd ID troops every time I go to work but - oh, that's right. You didn't serve. You'd rather play Nintendo so everybody else can do your dirty work.

notdku 01-21-2008 04:06 AM

I see CNN finally picked up the story. It should be a top story but nope.

Chuck 01-21-2008 04:47 AM

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Originally Posted by notdku (Post 14640)
I see CNN finally picked up the story. It should be a top story but nope.

About time. It's only been a week.

bkt 01-21-2008 09:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Chuck (Post 14613)
Bull**** btk. You watch too much TV. Try going outside for a change. I get to see the 300+ memorials for the fallen 3rd ID troops every time I go to work but - oh, that's right. You didn't serve. You'd rather play Nintendo so everybody else can do your dirty work.

I neither watch TV nor play video games, thanks. Believe whatever you need to to help you sleep at night. But no amount of goofy comments from you will change the fact that the primary reason we do not have secure borders is the refusal of our government to make them secure. Those in government who have taken an oath to protect, preserve and defend the Constitution have broken their oaths by this inaction.


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