Border Patrol Agent Susan Lynn Rodriguez

Border Patrol Agent Susan Lynn Rodriguez

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

End of Watch Tuesday, July 7, 1998

Susan Lynn Rodriguez

Border Patrol Agent Susan Rodriguez was shot and killed after a car chase in Texas. Agent Rodriguez and two other Border Patrol agents were assisting a local agency trying to stop the suspects who had just committed another murder. The suspect also shot and killed Border Patrol Agent Ricardo Guillermo Salinas. A Cameron County sheriff's deputy was also shot and critically wounded.

The three officers were re-entering their cruisers when the suspect came out of a cornfield and ambushed them. None of them had time to return fire. The suspect was then taken into custody after a gunfight with several other officers at the scene and died later in the day from his wounds.

Agent Rodriguez had served with the Border Patrol for 6 years. She is survived by a child.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 7097

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Texas
  • Weapon Rifle; MK-90
  • Offender Shot and killed

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I was there on that day. I remember when you arrived, I remember talking to you prior to it all beginning. I was with you after the dust settled and I was there until you got to leave that day.

I think about you often because you taught me very important lessons about this profession. There are no guarantees and everything is possible in the field.

My memories of you and that day have kept me safe over the years and have made me a better investigator and peace keeper. Your sacrifice has done the same for many and I thank you for that.

I pray you and your family have peace.

Texas Ranger Cody Mitchell
Texas Rangers , Co F

January 29, 2018

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