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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I met Agent Gamez shortly before his death. I was working in Carrizo Springs and heard on the radio that evening that he went missing. I heard the next morning that had recovered his body. RIP.

Jack Pool, U.S. Border Patrol, 1971 to 2002. I have personally known many officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice, may they rest in peace.

May 29, 2018

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