Border Patrol Agent Eloy Hernandez

Border Patrol Agent Eloy Hernandez

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

End of Watch Wednesday, January 16, 2002

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Eloy Hernandez

Border Patrol Agent Eloy Hernandez was killed in an automobile accident while on patrol near Progresso, Texas.

He was rounding a curve on a gravel road, FM 1015, at Rancho Toluca Road, when his sport utility patrol vehicle rolled over twice. A fellow border patrol agent located the wreck at approximately 2300 hours. Agent Hernandez was flown to a local hospital but had already succumbed to his injuries.

Agent Hernandez had been employed with the Border Patrol for over three years, and was assigned to the station in Mercedes, Texas. He is survived by his wife, parents, sisters, nephew, and cousin.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Location Texas

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Agent Hernandez,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country and to the Patrol. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

A fellow BPA

United States Border Patrol

January 16, 2022

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