Border Patrol Agent Susan Lynn Rodriguez

Border Patrol Agent Susan Lynn Rodriguez

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

End of Watch Tuesday, July 7, 1998

Susan Lynn Rodriguez

Border Patrol Agent Susan Rodriguez was shot and killed after a car chase in Texas. Agent Rodriguez and two other Border Patrol agents were assisting a local agency trying to stop the suspects who had just committed another murder. The suspect also shot and killed Border Patrol Agent Ricardo Guillermo Salinas. A Cameron County sheriff's deputy was also shot and critically wounded.

The three officers were re-entering their cruisers when the suspect came out of a cornfield and ambushed them. None of them had time to return fire. The suspect was then taken into custody after a gunfight with several other officers at the scene and died later in the day from his wounds.

Agent Rodriguez had served with the Border Patrol for 6 years. She is survived by a child.

Bio

  • Age 24
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 7097

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Texas
  • Weapon Rifle; MK-90
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Rest in peace Border Patrol Agent Rodriguez. A true and humane heroine of honor!

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 16, 2018

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