Border Patrol Agent Edwin Curtis Dennis

Border Patrol Agent Edwin Curtis Dennis

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

End of Watch Monday, February 4, 1974

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Edwin Curtis Dennis

Border Patrol Agent Edwin Dennis was killed in an automobile crash while he and another agent transported a prisoner in El Paso, Texas.

They had arrested an illegal alien and were transporting him when their vehicle struck a pile of rocks that were in the roadway, causing it to flip over. Agent Dennis was ejected from the vehicle and suffered fatal injuries as it rolled over.

Agent Dennis was a U.S. Army veteran. He had served with the United States Border Patrol for 32 years and had previously served with the San Antonio Police Department. He was survived by his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He was buried in the Fort Bliss National Cemetery in El Paso, Texas.


  • Age 61
  • Tour 32 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Location Texas

routine driving, transport

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Agent Dennis,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just as a Border Patrol Agent but also when you served with the U.S. Army as well. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

February 4, 2024

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