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Border Patrol Agent Eric N. Cabral | United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

Border Patrol Agent

Eric N. Cabral

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

End of Watch: Thursday, July 26, 2007

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 1 year, 10 months

Badge # O-143

Cause: Heat exhaustion

Location: California

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Border Patrol Agent Eric Cabral suffered a fatal heart attack as the result of heat exposure when he and another agent were tracking a group of illegal aliens north of I-8 near Jacumba, California.

He had been separated from his partner when a third agent found him. Agents initiated CPR and emergency medical services were rendered. Agent Cabral was flown to a hospital in San Diego, where he was pronounced dead.

Agent Cabral had served with the Border Patrol for less than two years. He is survived by his parents and sisters.

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Eric, I had the opportunity to walk and stand by the site where you last lay on earth while proudly wearing your Border Patrol rough duty uniform. I was with your family the days after you passed into eternity, and saw the love that they each had for you. There was plenty of food and drinks and people coming and going that evening, they kept asking us if we needed or wanted anything. I think they wanted to imagine that you were outside wearing the uniform. It wasn't so that evening as we heard the airplanes making their landing approach to Lindbergh Field in San Diego over your parents house. God must have needed you more in heaven. God bless you and your family, I won't forget you.

Gabe Pacheco
USBP SDC/IMB
January 21, 2015

 

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