PAYING TRIBUTE TO AGENTS AND OFFICERS OF U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PATROL; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 90
(Extensions of Remarks - May 30, 2019)

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PAYING TRIBUTE TO AGENTS AND OFFICERS OF U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PATROL

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                          HON. JOHN R. CARTER

                                of texas

                    in the house of representatives

                         Thursday, May 30, 2019

  Mr. CARTER of Texas. Madam Speaker, the mission of U.S. Customs and 
Border Protection (CBP) is broad and diverse. The men and women of CBP 
protect our borders at and between ports of entry. They protect the 
American people against terrorists and the instruments of terror. They 
enforce the laws of the United States while fostering our Nation's 
economic security through lawful international trade and travel. CBP 
employees provide selfless service to their nation and they do so with 
honor and distinction under an ever-present threat.
  As a former judge, I know firsthand the essential role law 
enforcement officers play in maintaining law and order and the risks 
they face every time they report for duty. I would like to pay tribute 
to the agents and officers who lost their lives in the service of our 
Nation. While their watches have ended, the legacy and the commitment 
of all who wear the badge live on.
  Lawrence B. Pierce, Supervisory Border Patrol Agent, U.S. Border 
Patrol, Chula Vista, California, End of Watch: August 17, 1995.
  James P. Epling, Border Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection, Yuma, Arizona, End of Watch: December 16, 2003.
  Travis W. Attaway, Senior Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection, Harlingen, Texas, End of Watch: September 19, 2004.
  Jeremy M. Wilson, Senior Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection, Harlingen, Texas, End of Watch: September 19, 2004.
  George B. Debates, Senior Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection, Casa Grande, Arizona, End of Watch: December 19, 2004.
  Nicholas D. Greenig, Senior Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection, Tucson, Arizona, End of Watch, March 14, 2006.
  David N. Webb, Senior Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection, Ajo, Arizona, End of Watch: November 3, 2006.
  Ramon Nevarez, Jr., Border Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection, Lordsburg, New Mexico, End of Watch: March 15, 2007.
  David J. Tourscher, Border Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection, Lordsburg, New Mexico, End of Watch: March 16, 2007.
  Clinton B. Thrasher, Air Interdiction Agent, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection, McAllen, Texas, End of Watch: April 25, 2007.
  Richard Goldstein, Border Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection, Indio, California, End of Watch: May 11, 2007.
  Robert F. Smith, Air Interdiction Agent, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection, El Paso, Texas, End of Watch: May 22, 2007.
  Eric N. Cabral, Border Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection, Boulevard, California, End of Watch: July 26, 2007.
  Julio E. Baray, Air Interdiction Agent, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection, El Paso, Texas, End of Watch: September 24, 2007.
  Luis A. Aguilar, Border Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection, Yuma, Arizona, End of Watch: January 19, 2008.
  Jarod C. Dittman, Border Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection, San Diego, California, End of Watch: March 30, 2008.
  Nathaniel A. Afolayan, Border Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection, Artesia, New Mexico, End of Watch: May 1, 2009.
  Cruz C. McGuire, Border Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection, Del Rio, Texas, End of Watch: May 21, 2009.
  Robert W. Rosas, Jr., Border Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection, Campo, California, End of Watch: July 23, 2009.
  Mark F. Van Doren, Border Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection, Falfurrias, Texas, End of Watch: May 24, 2010.
  Charles F. Collins II, CBP Officer, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection, Anchorage, Alaska, End of Watch: August 15, 2010.
  Michael V. Gallagher, Border Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection, Casa Grande, Arizona, End of Watch: September 2, 2010.
  John R. Zykas, CBP Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, San 
Diego, California, End of Watch: September 8, 2010.
  Brian A. Terry, Border Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection, Naco Cochise, Arizona, End of Watch: December 15, 2010.
  Hector R. Clark, Border Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection, Yuma, Arizona, End of Watch: May 12, 2011.
  Eduardo Rojas, Jr., Border Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection, Yuma, Arizona, End of Watch: May 12, 2011.
  Leopoldo Cavazos, Jr., Border Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection, Fort Hancock, Texas, End of Watch: July 6, 2012.
  James R. Dominguez, Border Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection, Cline, Texas, End of Watch: July 19, 2012.
  Jeffrey Ramirez, Border Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection, Laredo, Texas, End of Watch: September 15, 2012.
  Nicholas J. Ivie, Border Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection, Bisbee, Arizona, End of Watch: October 2, 2012.
  David R. Delaney, Border Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection, Big Bend National Park, Texas, End of Watch: November 2, 
2012.
  Darrell J. Windhaus, CBP Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 
Brownsville, Texas, End of Watch: December 29, 2013.
  Alexander I. Giannini, Border Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection, Benson, Arizona, End of Watch: May 28, 2014
  Javier Vega, Jr., Border Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection, Santa Monica, Texas, End of Watch: August 3, 2014.
  Tyler R. Robledo, Border Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection, Carrizo Springs, Texas, End of Watch: September 12, 2014.
  Jose D. Barraza, Border Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection, Sierra Blanca, Texas, End of Watch: April 18, 2016.
  Manuel A. Alvarez, Border Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection, Casa Grande, Arizona, End of Watch: August 11, 2016.
  David Gomez, Border Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 
El Paso, Texas, End of Watch: November 16, 2016.
  Isaac Morales, Border Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection, El Paso, Texas, End of Watch: May 24, 2017.
  Rogelio Martinez, Border Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection, El Paso, Texas, End of Watch: November 19, 2017.
  Christopher T. Bacon, Intelligence Collection Operations Manager, 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Grand Forks, North Dakota, End of 
Watch: June 7, 2018.

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