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Border Patrol Agent Jose Paz Gamez, Jr. | 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

Border Patrol Agent

Jose Paz Gamez, Jr.

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

End of Watch: Friday, April 21, 1978

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Location: Texas

Weapon: Person

Offender: Never identified

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Border Patrol Agent Jose Gamez was choked to death by suspected illegal aliens while on patrol in Quemado Valley, Texas.

After murdering Agent Gamez, the suspects dragged his body into a nearby canal, where it was found. The suspects were never identified.

Agent Gamez had been with the agency for one year. He is buried in the Catholic Cemetery in Laredo, Texas.

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Dear Cousin,
Forgive me for missing the exact date of your passing.
I think about you often especially since I am now the wife of a retired BPA. Thank you Joe for your service. You are NEVER forgotten. Your family loves you and we proudly salute your ultimate sacrifice. RIP

JGM
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May 7, 2016

 

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