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Air Interdiction Agent Robert F. Smith | United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - Air and Marine, U.S. Government United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - Air and Marine, U.S. Government

Air Interdiction Agent

Robert F. Smith

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

End of Watch: Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 46

Tour: 16 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Aircraft accident

Location: Texas

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Agent Robert Smith was killed in a helicopter accident in San Elizario, Texas, while conducting a routine aerial patrol of the border area. The helicopter experienced a mechanical failure and crashed into a residential area.

Nearby citizens and Border Patrol agents immediately responded to the scene and rescued Agent Smith and a Border Patrol agent who was acting as an observer. Both agents were transported to Thomason Hospital, where Agent Smith later succumbed to his injuries.

Agent Smith was a US Navy veteran and had served in law enforcement for 16 years. He is survived by his wife, parents, and three siblings.

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