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Border Patrol Agent Killed While Riding Dirt Bike on Duty

border patrolBy Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A Border Patrol agent was killed while riding a dirt bike while on duty for the Tucson Sector.

The Arizona Daily Star reports that Agent Manuel Alvarez, 37, on the dirt bike on the Tohono O’odham reservation south of Sells.

The 13-year veteran of Border Patrol was assigned to the Casa Grande Station of the Tucson Sector and is survived by ahi wife and four children.

The agency declined to release details of the accident.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Agent Alvarez,” CBP Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske said in a statement posted to Facebook.

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Four Secret Service Agents Injured in Head-On Crash That Killed a Driver

secret-service-3By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A head-on collision killed one man and injured four Secret Service agents Tuesday night in New Hampshire, CNN reports. 

Authorities said a car driven by Bruce Danforth, 45, crossed the double-yellow lines and crashed into the Secret Service officers’ vehicle.

Danforth died, and two of his passengers were injured.

The four agents were taken to a hospital.

“At this time, our personnel have sustained what is described as serious, but non life threatening injuries. Please join us as we keep all the victims of this accident and their families in our thoughts and prayers,” Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy said Wednesday said in a statement.

The agents were on-duty when the accident happened.

1 Killed, 4 Injured When Boat Carrying Immigrants Collides with Border Patrol Vessel

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A boat packed with undocumented immigrants collided with a Border Patrol vessel in Southern California on Thursday, killing one woman, the International Business Times reports.

Border Patrol agents spotted the boat and tried to stop it, but to no avail.

The boat capsized and dumped all 20 people into the water, injuring at least four undocumented immigrants.

It remains unclear how the boat capsized and who struck whom in the collision.

“It’s very unfortunate that there was a loss of life, but we also question the need to fire warning shots specifically when that might deter or scare people from actually making contact with CBP,” Pedro Rios, of the American Friends Service Committee, said to NBC San Diego. “In this case, it’s unclear who struck who, but we do know there was a fatality and that’s very unfortunate.”

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New Records Reveal final Moments of Ibragim Todashev’s Life During FBI Probe

Ibragim Todashev

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

What happened in the final moments of Ibragim Todashev’s life has been the subject of intensive investigations and a lawsuit.

Boston.com reports that new information suggests Todashev was “calm and respectful” when the FBI and Massachusetts State Police entered his apartment in Florida.

By night’s end, Todashev, who was a friend of Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was dead after being shot seven times.

An acquaintance said Todashev “lost control easily.”

According to the reports, Todashev was confessing to an unsolved murder just before he lunged at an FBI agent with a broomstick handle, causing a head injury that would require nine stitches.

The agent shot Todashev seven times.

Border Patrol Agent Fatally Shot ‘Illegal Border Crosser;’ Investigation Under way

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

An investigation is underway after a Border Patrol agent fatally shot a suspected “illegal border crosser” Thursday while on patrol near the U.S.-Canada border in Washington State,  CNN reports.

CBP said the agent, whose identity has not been released, fired his weapon after he was assaulted by the suspect.

“The agent had been hit by pepper spray but wasn’t seriously injured, according to police radio traffic,” The Bellingham Herald wrote.

The shooting occurred between Sumas, Washington, and Abbotsford, British Columbia near the Huntington Border Crossing.

2 People Killed, 7 Hospitalized After High-Speed Chase Ends in Crash in Texas

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

Two people were killed and seven hospitalized following a high-speed pursuit involving U.S. Border Patrol, Kiii News reports.

A driver of an SUV fled agents, leading to a chase that ended on Highway 77 about two miles south of Ricardo, Texas.

The crash happened about 9 a.m.

ABC 10 reports that about 16 people were underneath a tarp in the SUV.

“There was a lot of people in there… I couldn’t believe they fit that many people in there,” witness Luiza Marques told ABC 10.

More than a dozen people were detained.

Border Patrol Agent Killed in Car Crash While on Duty in Texas; funeral set for today

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A funeral is scheduled today for a Border Patrol agent who was killed in a two-car crash whir on duty near Carrizo Springs, Texas, on Friday, KSAT reports.

Tyler Robledo, a three-year veteran of Border Patrol, was just 34 when he was involved in a head-on collision while on patrol. The other driver also was killed.

“It’s a real small community and to see him, one of the good persons, it’s really hard,” said family friend Martha Esquivel.

“When dealing with things like this, it’s never easy. He’s one of ours whether you know the agent or not. Either way he’s part of our family,” said Jose Gamez, supervisory Border Patrol agent and Del Rio sector commander.

Robledo is survived by his wife and two young children.

Border Patrol Agent Who Died in Car Crash While on Duty Wasn’t Wearing Seatbelt

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A Border Patrol agent who was killed while in a rollover accident on duty was not wearing a seatbelt, the Arizona Daily Star reports.

Agent Alexander Irving Giannini was driving a Dodge patrol truck on Interstate 10 in Arizona on Wednesday morning when “the truck’s left rear tire failed when the tread separated from the tire,” said Officer Carrick Cook, a state Department of Public Safety spokesman.

“The truck rotated clock wise and traveled right and off of the asphalt portion of the roadway,” Cook said. “When the truck entered the right dirt shoulder, it began to roll over.”

While Giannini, 24, was ejected, the passenger Agent Van Keith Hartwigsen was wearing a seatbelt and remained in the truck while it rolled.

Hartwigsen suffered “minor injuries and is expected to have a full recovery,” said Agent Nicole Ballistrea, a spokeswoman for the Border Patrol’s Tucson Sector.