Border Patrol Agent Ricardo Guillermo Salinas

Border Patrol Agent Ricardo Guillermo Salinas

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

End of Watch Tuesday, July 7, 1998

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Ricardo Guillermo Salinas

Border Patrol Agent Ricardo Salinas was shot and killed after a car chase in Texas. Agent Salinas and two other Border Patrol agents were assisting a local agency trying to stop the suspects who had just committed another murder. Agent Salinas was shot in the head with an MK-90 rifle. The suspect had just shot and killed Agent Susan Rodriguez.

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 Salinas had served with the Border Patrol for 1 year. He was survived by his parents and sister.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 7160

Incident Details

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

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You gave all in your pursuit of justice. You will never be forgotten. May God bless you and hold you close. Please Lord console his loving family and friends.

P. Torres Cpl. Retired Texas Department of Public Safety

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