CONGRESSWOMAN JACKSON LEE ADDRESSES THE DEATH OF BORDER PATROL AGENT LEOPOLDO CAVAZOS JR.
Jul 9, 2012 -
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee released the following statement with regard to the death of Border Patrol Agent Leopoldo Cavazos Jr.:
“My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Border Patrol Agent Leopoldo Cavazos Jr.
“BPA Cavazos died in the line of duty on the evening of Friday, July 6, after an ATV accident near Fort Hancock, Texas. BPA Cavazos was a native of Houston, Texas.
“As always, I want to thank the brave men and women of the U.S. Border Patrol for their continued service. Their jobs are extremely important. They contribute to our safety and lay down their lives every day to protect and serve American citizens.
“The 29-year-old was stationed at Ft. Hancock in the El Paso Sector. While assigned there, BPA Cavazos served as a Border Patrol Agent, a Field Intelligence Agent, a Safety Officer, and a First Responder. He also participated in several operations in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.
“An investigation into the accident is being conducted by the U.S. Border Patrol's El Paso Sector. As a member of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border Security, I look forward to reading the findings of the investigation. It is important that we do anything in our power to prevent a tragedy like this from happening again.
“Border Patrol Agent Cavazos was an excellent public servant and should always be remembered as an American hero. I give my deepest condolences to his loved ones during their time of grief.”