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Border Patrol Agent Eduardo Rojas, Jr. | 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

Eduardo Rojas, Jr.

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

End of Watch: Thursday, May 12, 2011

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 11 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by train

Location: Arizona

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Border Patrol Agents Eduardo Rojas and Hector Clark were killed when their vehicle was struck by a train near Gila Bend, Arizona.

The agents were assisting other agents track a group of illegal immigrants and were attempting to position their vehicle north of the group when it was struck by a 90-car freight train at the Paloma Road crossing. The vehicle was dragged a quarter mile by the train.

Agent Rojas had served with the United States Border Patrol for 11 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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Border Patrol Agent Hector R. Clark
United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government
End of Watch: Thursday, May 12, 2011
Cause: Struck by train

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Already four years have passed since this occurred. I have passed many times by Paloma Road as I drive down Interstate 8. Thanks to Agents Clark and Rojas for their service.

Stan Jefferson
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May 12, 2015

 

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