Border Patrol Agent Michael Wayne Barnes

Border Patrol Agent Michael Wayne Barnes

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

End of Watch Thursday, December 12, 1996

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Michael Wayne Barnes

Border Patrol Agent Michael Barnes suffered a fatal heart attack while he and other agents attempted to apprehend 13 illegal immigrants. As the agents were returning to their vehicles the pilot of an assisting Border Patrol helicopter radioed that Agent Barnes was down. The other agents responded to his location and began to administer CPR. He was flown to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Agent Barnes had served with the Border Patrol for 20 years and was the agent in charge of the Carrizo Springs, Texas, Border Patrol Station. He is survived by his wife.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Location Texas

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I worked many days and nights with Mike, a good friend . He was a great tracker and dependable partner. I had just had lunch with him in Del Rio a few days before his death.

Jack Pool, U.S. Border Patrol, 1971 to 2002. I have personally known many officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice, may they rest in peace.

May 29, 2018

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