Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 3 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Automobile accident
Incident Date: 1/29/2001
Border Patrol Agent Daniel James succumbed to injuries received one month earlier in an automobile accident while attempting to stop suspected illegal immigrants south of Freer, Texas.
While Agent James and his partner were turning around, their vehicle struck a dip in the road, causing it to flip over. Agent James was thrown from the vehicle and pinned between it and a fence. He was transported to a local hospital where he was hospitalized until passing away.
Agent James had been employed with the US Border Patrol for three years, assigned to the Freer Border Patrol Station which is part of Laredo Sector in Texas; he had previously served with the United States Marine Corps during Operation Desert Storm. He is survived by his wife, two children, and his parents.