Senior Border Patrol Agent Miguel Javier Maldonado

Senior Border Patrol Agent Miguel Javier Maldonado

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

End of Watch Monday, March 10, 1997

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Miguel Javier Maldonado

Senior Border Patrol Agent Miguel Maldonado was killed in a single-car crash while on patrol on Alton Gloor Road near Brownsville, Texas.

He was responding to an emergency when his vehicle crossed the center line, went into a ditch, and flipped over. It is believed that wet road conditions contributed to the accident.

Agent Maldonado was a United States Marine Corps veteran and had served with the United States Border Patrol for 17 years. He is survived by his wife and one child.

He is buried in Toluca Private Cemetery located in Progreso Lakes, Texas.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Location Texas

emergency response, single vehicle crash

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Today, the Fort Brown Station along with members of your family reflect on your years of service to Country. Twenty five years ago you sacrificed all in selfless service and today we give back in remembrance by adopting a portion of the road where on March 10, 1997 you lost your life.

Since 1924, the men and women of the United States Border Patrol have faced the challenge of securing our Nation's border. As a member of our family we honor you and thank your family for the great man that proudly volunteered to serve.

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