Senior Patrol Agent Rene B. Garza

Senior Patrol Agent Rene B. Garza

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

End of Watch Wednesday, January 20, 1999

Rene B. Garza

Senior Patrol Agent Rene Garza suffered a fatal heart attack while on horseback patrol in Skeleton Canyon, New Mexico.

He had served with the United States Border Patrol for 24 years and had been stationed at the Lordsburg, New Mexico, station for his entire career.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 24 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Location New Mexico

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I remember hearing about Agent Garza when I was stationed in Lordsburg, New Mexico. I also remember the notoriety of Skeleton Canyon, this was a tough place to patrol, very much still the Wild Wild West. Rest In Peace P.A.
Honor First!

Joel A. Esparza
Customs and Border Protection

May 23, 2017

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