Border Patrol Inspector George F. Azrak

Border Patrol Inspector George F. Azrak

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

End of Watch Saturday, June 17, 1967

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George F. Azrak

Border Patrol Inspector George Azrak and Border Patrol Inspector Theodore Newton were shot and killed after being abducted from a traffic checkpoint on Highway 79 near Oak Grove, San Diego County, California.

The ensuing investigation determined that the two had stopped a vehicle with over 800 pounds of marijuana. While searching the vehicle they were overpowered and taken to a remote cabin in a deserted mountainous area near Anza, Riverside County. The two had been handcuffed together and were shot and killed as they lay on the ground. Their bodies were found two days later.

Four subjects were arrested in connection with the murders one month later. Two of the men were sentenced to 30 years in prison and were released in 1980. The other two were sentenced to life in prison. One of those two was paroled in 1998 and the remaining suspect was denied parole in 2006.

Inspector Azrak had served with the United States Border Patrol for one month. He was survived by his father, who served as a detention officer with the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service.


  • Age 22
  • Tour 1 month
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location California
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Denied parole in 2006

narcotics, abducted, checkpoint, smuggling

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Please know that on this 53rd "anniversary" of your true heroic actions, your sacrifice is not forgotten nor will it ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo (Retired)
Delaware State Police

June 17, 2020

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