Border Patrol Agent Jose Paz Gamez, Jr.

Border Patrol Agent Jose Paz Gamez, Jr.

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

End of Watch Friday, April 21, 1978

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Jose Paz Gamez, Jr.

Border Patrol Agent Jose Gamez was choked to death by suspected illegal aliens while on patrol in Quemado Valley, Texas.

After murdering Agent Gamez, the suspects dragged his body into a nearby canal, where it was found. The suspects were never identified.

Agent Gamez had been with the agency for one year. He is buried in the Catholic Cemetery in Laredo, Texas.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Location Texas
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Never identified

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I worked with Jose in the same area (M1) the night before he was killed. There is so much more to this case. Not enough was done to solve this case. How can he rest in peace?

Daniel Tarasevich
BPA, Eagle Pass, 1974-1979

February 1, 2022

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