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Border Patrol Agent Alexander Sanderlieb Kirpnick | 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

Alexander Sanderlieb Kirpnick

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

End of Watch: Wednesday, June 3, 1998

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 2 years

Badge # N383

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Arizona

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Border Patrol Agent Alexander Kirpnick was shot and killed as he and his partner attempted to arrest five drug smugglers approximately two miles north of the Mexican border in Arizona.

Agent Kirpnick had subdued two of the suspects and his partner was attempting to subdue the other three when one of the men shot Agent Kirpnick in the head. He was flown to a local hospital but died at approximately 4:00 am.

All of the suspects were eventually apprehended. The suspect who murdered Agent Kirpnick was arrested in Mexico and extradited to the United States where he was tried for the murder. He was found guilty and sentenced to two consecutive life terms.

Agent Kirpnick immigrated to the United States in 1988 from Russia and became a citizen in 1995, before joining the Border Patrol in 1996.

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June 3rd never gets less painful. You are still the most outstanding person I have met. May God be with your family, and all if us that new and loved you.

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