Border Patrol Agent John Charles Gigax

Border Patrol Agent John Charles Gigax

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

End of Watch Sunday, November 7, 1999

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John Charles Gigax

Agent Gigax was killed in an automobile accident while he was travelling from a temporary assignment in Washington, DC. Agent Gigax, who was stationed in Laredo, Texas, was driving on I-95 when his official Jeep Cherokee veered off the road and struck the rear of a car carrier parked on the shoulder in Hanover County, Virginia. The Jeep's momentum caused it go over the cab of truck, landing head-first on the pavement. The Jeep broke apart upon on impact with the ground, killing Agent Gigax instantly.

Agent Gigax had served with the Border Patrol for 3 years. He was survived by his wife and parents.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge A-359

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Location Virginia

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Agent Gigax,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country and to the Patrol. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

A fellow BPA

United States Border Patrol

November 7, 2019

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