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Border Patrol Agent Hospitalized After Being Struck with Large Rock

Border marker, via Border Patrol.

By Steve Neavling

A Border Patrol agent crashed his all-terrain vehicle after he was struck in the chest by a grapefruit-size rock about 20 miles southwest Otay Mesa, Calif.

The agent, who has not yet been identified, was traveling about 20 mph when he was assaulted, the Los Angeles Times reports

When the agent called for help, his colleagues arrived and spotted hat they believed was a group of people trying to enter the country illegally. The agents dispersed the group with tear gas and notified Mexican authorities, who assisted.

The injured agent, who is now on administrative leave, was released from the hospital Sunday with severe bruises to his chest.

“This is an all-too-common occurrence.” Chief Patrol Agent Rodney Scott said in a statement. “The safety and well-being of our agents remains our top priority, and we will work diligently with our law enforcement partners to bring the assailant to justice.”

Border Patrol Agent Injured by Concrete Block Hurled Across the Border

border patrol 3By Steve Neavling

A Border Patrol agent was injured when someone hurled a concrete block at him while he tried to apprehend an illegal immigrant.

The agent spotted a man on surveillance video unlawfully crossing the border. When he pursued the suspect, someone across the border struck the agent on the shoulder with a concrete block.

“While in the process of apprehending the man, the agent was struck on the shoulder by a block of concrete, approximately four inches in diameter, that was thrown over the border fence by an unknown assailant in Mexico,” CBP said in a press release. “The agent suffered soft tissue contusions, but was not seriously injured and declined medical treatment.”

Since Oct. 1, seven border patrol agents were assaulted while working for the El Centro Sector.

FBI Agent Shot Trying to Rescue 9-Year-Old from Kidnapper

Jessie Williams, 24

By Steve Neavling

An FBI agent was shot and wounded while trying to rescue a 9-year-old girl from a kidnapper in a Louisiana hotel Tuesday, the Associated Press reports. 

The agent was struck in the leg and will survive. The 24-year-old kidnapping suspect, however, died after a member of the FBI task force shot him.

An investigation into the kidnapping of the Texas girl led authorities to a Days Inn near Shrevoport, La.

“They encountered the suspect and a struggle ensued. During the struggle, an FBI agent was shot,” a brief FBI statement said.

The suspect was identified as Jessie Williams.

2 Border Patrol Agents Injured in Boat Collision Near U.S-Mexico Border

By Steve Neavling

Two Border Patrol agents were injured Sunday evening when their agency boat and another boat collided on the Rio Grande outside of Anzaldaus Park in Mission, Texas, KRGV reports. 

Both agents were taken to the hospital, one by air, one by ambulance.

“First is the agents’ safety. We want to make sure they’re okay. We want to make sure they have medical attention,” said Chris Cabrera, Border Patrol Union Vice President. Obviously we have some already in the hospital. We want to make sure any injuries that haven’t come up yet get attended to. The other thing is their mental well being….make sure they have somebody to talk to if  need be. Service is really good at making sure the agents have somebody to talk to. However sometimes the agents don’t want to let their guard down until they get around their peers so sometimes we talk to them and make sure they’re ok in that aspect.”

A Border Patrol spokesman said more information will become available Monday.

Three FBI Agents Injured After Suspect Shot at Drug Store in Georgia

By Steve Neavling

Three FBI agents were injured after one of them shot a suspect at a CVS drug store in Forsyth, Ga.

The agents are recovering from non-life-threatening injuries following the incident Saturday.

Details are still murky, but the Forsyth News reports that the agents were part of a task force.

At some point, a suspect was shot before a car slammed into the agents’ vehicle.

The agents and the suspect were taken to the hospital.

The condition of the suspect was not immediately clear Monday morning.

Border Patrol Agent Shot at While Pulling Over Car in Texas, Returns Fire As Suspects Fled

By Steve Neavling

A Border Patrol agent came under fire Sunday morning while pulling over a car during a routine traffic stop, KFOX14 reports.

The incident happened around 7:25 a.m. when the suspect opened fire on the agent as he approached the car in Hudspeth County, which borders Mexico in Texas.

The agent returned fire but the driver and occupants were able to run away into the brush. Authorities were still searching for the suspects at the end of the weekend.

The agent didn’t sustain any serious injuries.

DEA Special Agent Suffered Head Injuries, Broken Leg After Suspect’s Car Strikes Him

By Steve Neavling 

A DEA special agent was seriously injured after trying to stop a drug dealing suspect in a car as it entered a gas station in Chicago’s Ashburn neighborhood, the Chicago Tribune reports.

The fleeing car struck the agent, causing head injuries and a broken leg.

The agent, whose identity has not yet been released, was in serious critical condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn on Sunday evening but has been improving.

Local police and the DEA were pursuing the suspect because of information that the driver was transporting cocaine.

At least one man is in custody in connection with the case.

2 FBI Agents Shot Near Unrest in Ferguson While Executing Search Warrant

By Steve Neavling

Two FBI agents were shot while helping police execute a search warrant near Ferguson early Wednesday, Reuters reports.

The FBI said the shooting was unrelated to the unrest in Ferguson, where protesters have been gathering for months after a white police officer shot an unarmed black teen.

“The incident is not directly related to the Ferguson protests,” FBI spokeswoman Rebecca Wu said.

One agent was shot in the leg and the other was shot in the shoulder.

The injuries are not life-threatening, the bureau said.