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

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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Dear Cousin,
Forgive me for missing the exact date of your passing.
I think about you often especially since I am now the wife of a retired BPA. Thank you Joe for your service. You are NEVER forgotten. Your family loves you and we proudly salute your ultimate sacrifice. RIP


May 7, 2016

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