Border Patrol Agent Oscar Trevino Torres

Border Patrol Agent Oscar Trevino Torres

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

End of Watch Saturday, November 30, 1974

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Oscar Trevino Torres

Border Patrol Agent Oscar Torres died after falling through an opening on the western Sante Fe Railroad bridge over the Rio Grande River in El Paso, Texas.

He and two other agents went to the bridge to open a gate to allow a train to pass through. As he returned to the land he tripped and fell to the river bottom, 25 feet below.

Agent Torres had served with the United States Border Patrol for five years. He was survived by his wife and three children. He was buried in the Buena Vista Cemetery, Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Fall
  • Location Texas

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Rest in peace Patrol Agent Torres.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 3, 2020

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