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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Rest in peace Border Patrol Agent Gamez.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 27, 2019

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