Border Patrol Agent Xavier G. Magdaleno

Border Patrol Agent Xavier G. Magdaleno

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

End of Watch Wednesday, May 10, 1995

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Xavier G. Magdaleno

Agent Magdaleno succumbed to injuries received six years earlier when his patrol vehicle was struck by a train near the Mexico border in El Paso, Texas. He and his partner were pursuing a group of suspected illegal aliens when their vehicle became stuck in a rock slag near the crossing. When the train struck their vehicle, both agents were thrown from it. The vehicle landed on Agent Magdaleno, causing paralysis from the neck down. He required a ventilator for the next six years until his death.

Agent Magdaleno had served with the agency for 9 years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and two sons.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train
  • Location Texas
  • Incident Date Wednesday, May 10, 1989

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 10, 2015

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