Border Patrol’s Big Bend Sector Gets New Chief Patrol Agent

By Steve Neavling

Walter N. Slosar has been named chief patrol agent in charge of the Border Patrol’s Big Bend Sector in Texas. 

“I am honored to be selected to lead and serve alongside the men and women of the U.S. Border Patrol in the Big Bend Sector,” Slosar said in a statement. “We have an important mission to safeguard 517 miles of our nation’s border in one of the most rugged and remote regions along the Southwest Border and to combat transnational criminal organizations exploiting our area of operation.”

Before the appointment, Slosar was serving as chief patrol agent of the Miami Sector. 

Since joining the agency in 1998, Slosar has held a variety of supervisory, managerial and leadership positions, including patrol agent in charge of the Santa Teresa, New Mexico, and Fort Hancock, Texas, stations, assistant chief patrol agent at Border Patrol’s headquarters in Washington D.C., and division chief of operations and acting deputy chief patrol agent for the El Paso Sector. 

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