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 approximately eight miles north of Quemado, Texas, at about 11:30 pm.

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

Agent Gamez had served with the United States Border Patrol 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

arrest, illegal alien

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Dear Cousin Joe,
May you be resting in peace in the Kingdom of God. Your wife passed away four days ago. I would like to believe she is with God, with you by now. May your Love story continue in Heaven where there is Joy and Peace. Rest in Peace dear cousins.

J Gamez Mendoza

May 22, 2023

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