Nogales Border Patrol Honors Fallen Agent Alexander Kirpnick On 20th Anniversary

Family & former co-workers met to honor the memory of fallen BPA Alexander Kirpnick

Officials at the Nogales Border Patrol Station unveiled a new stone monument Monday honoring fallen Border Patrol Agent Alexander Kirpnick who was killed in the line of duty 20 years ago on June 3, 1998.

Agent Kirpnick was shot and killed near Nogales while attempting to apprehend a group of drug mules. Agents and Agent Kirpnick’s family members participated in a private ceremony held in Potrero Canyon where the shooting occurred.

Family & former co-workers honor the memory of BPA Alexander Kirpnick

Tucson Sector Chief Patrol Agent Rodolfo Karisch and Deputy Chief Self served as keynote speakers during the memorial ceremony. Agent Kirpnick’s sister, as well as a childhood friend and fellow co-workers, also shared personal memories during the event that included military-style honors presented by Tucson Sector’s Honor Guard.

Since the Border Patrol’s inception on May 28, 1924, 127 brave agents made the ultimate sacrifice; 12 of them belonging to Tucson Sector.

2 Comments on "Nogales Border Patrol Honors Fallen Agent Alexander Kirpnick On 20th Anniversary"

  1. The Oracle of Tucson | June 13, 2018 at 3:08 am | Reply

    “Since the Border Patrol’s inception on May 28, 1924, 127 brave agents made the ultimate sacrifice; 12 of them belonging to Tucson Sector”, and how many of those deaths would have been avoided if America had gotten serious over the criminal invasion from the south?
    Almost a century later and still no wall.

    The Oracle

  2. borderbill (a NIMBY/BANANA) | June 13, 2018 at 11:28 am | Reply

    There will be more casualties. The cowardly pheds (ie. ralph grijalva, pelosi, etc.) need to be dismissed. Support the President’s plan to secure the nation. Make one safe space- Atlantic to Pacific, Canada to Mexico. Thanks to our military, and to all BP, ICE, Customs and those others who serve.

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