Senior Patrol Agent Jeremy Michael Wilson

Senior Patrol Agent Jeremy Michael Wilson

United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

End of Watch Sunday, September 19, 2004

Jeremy Michael Wilson

Senior Agents Jeremy Wilson and Travis Attaway drowned after their patrol boat capsized in the Rio Grande River near the Free Trade Bridge at Los Indios, Texas.

Agents Attaway and Wilson, along with a third agent, were conducting a routine patrol of the river when the 19-feet Predator patrol boat encountered turbulent water and capsized. The Rio Grande river was unusually swollen as a result of heavy rains in the area the previous day.

Other officers in a nearby patrol boat heard a distress signal, and were able to make it to the scene in time to rescue the third agent who had been thrown into the water.

The bodies of the two agents were recovered two days later after a massive search of the area.

Agent Wilson had served with the United States Border Patrol for seven years.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 7259

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned
  • Location Texas

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Jeremy - Thank you for your service to the American people. Keeping our borders safe is one of the most difficult, time consuming jobs that exists. Tragically, you were gone from this life at such a young age. May your soul be with God and peace with your family knowing you are truly an American hero!


September 15, 2009

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