Border Patrol Agent Jefferson L. Barr

Border Patrol Agent Jefferson L. Barr

United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

End of Watch Friday, January 19, 1996

Jefferson L. Barr

Border Patrol Agent Jefferson Barr was shot and killed in Texas while attempting to arrest four drug smugglers near the Rio Grande River. During the arrest one suspect pulled out a gun and shot him in the shoulder. The bullet traveled downward, severing his aorta and causing severe internal damage.

Despite being wounded, Agent Barr was able to return fire and wounded two of the suspects. One of the wounded suspects was taken into custody and the other was located in a hospital in Mexico.

201 pounds of marijuana were found at the scene of the shooting.

Agent Barr had served with the agency for 8 years.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Texas
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Two suspects shot and wounded

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Twenty one years have passed and we still love you and miss you
and see your spirit in Tiffany and Cody!! You would be so proud of
your children and those precious little boys of Tiffany's.(Harper and
Eli). We keep the memories of happy times in our hearts and we
will remember you until we meet again!!

Maxine & Lynn Halamicek
mother and father in law

January 19, 2017

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