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Senior Patrol Agent John S. Blue | United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

Senior Patrol Agent

John S. Blue

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

End of Watch: Thursday, October 4, 1973

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 12 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Aircraft accident

Location: Arizona

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Senior Patrol Agent John Blue and Pilot Fritz Karl were killed in an airplane accident near Tacna, Arizona, shortly after takeoff.

The two agents were on a patrol in the area and had stopped at an airport near Tacna to make ground contact with other agents. Shortly after takeoff the landing gear of the plane struck a 52-foot high power line, causing it to flip over and crash onto I-8.

Agent Blue had been with the agency for 12 years.

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Pilot Friedrich "Fritz" Karl
United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government
End of Watch: Thursday, October 4, 1973
Cause: Aircraft accident

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Tara,
I am an agent out of Yuma Sector, I entered on duty in 1985 and learned from day one about our Fallen agents.
And yes, we honor your grandfather 1st, by doing our job the best we can each and every shift and 2nd at every anniversary we take a moment at each briefing and talk about both your grandfather Pilot Karl and Agent Blue. In addition each year during Police Week we hold a ceremony at Sector to Honor and Remember our Fallen.
I recently worked with a fellow supervisor on a project to further honor our Fallen and in October of 2015 we put finished our Fallen Agent Wall. If you write me I could send you a photo of the wall at the Yuma Station (built 2007).
The only photo of your grandfather in uniform I can seem to locate is the one posted on this page. If your family happens to have any of him in uniform in Yuma or anywhere else I would love to add it to my Yuma BP History collection.
HONOR FIRST

SBPA Janalyn Buseck
USBP
May 9, 2016

 

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