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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Agent Magdaleno,
On today, the 25th 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

May 10, 2020

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