Border Patrol Agent Manuel Salcido, Jr.

Border Patrol Agent Manuel Salcido, Jr.

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

End of Watch Wednesday, January 2, 1985

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Manuel Salcido, Jr.

Agent Manuel Salcido was killed in an automobile accident while en route to the Del Rio Sector Headquarters, Texas, in a confiscated sedan. The vehicle went out of control on an ice-covered bridge in Val Verde Countyand struck an oncoming vehicle.

Agent Salcido was a Vietnam War veteran who served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He had served with the Department of Justice for one year at the time of his death and is survived by his wife. He is buried at Fort Bliss National Cemetery in El Paso, TX.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Location Texas

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Agent Salcido,
On today, the 35th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just as a Border Patrol Agent but also when you served with the USCG during the Vietnam War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Paratus!

United States Border Patrol

January 2, 2020

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