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Border Patrol Agent Jefferson L. Barr | United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

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

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 8 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Texas

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Two suspects shot and wounded

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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.

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Rest in Peace Agent Jefferson Barr. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice. I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers.

I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw at the flesh of your murderers.

Amen.

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston,TX
January 20, 2016

 

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