The mission of Border Patrol Foundation (BPF) is to honor the memory of fallen U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) agents and provide support and resources to the families. BPF provides support to Border Patrol employees, USBP agents and their families for on- and off-duty deaths, injuries, illnesses, family medical emergencies, special circumstances and student scholarships.
Lee L. Bounds
End of Watch
March 29, 1974
Patrol Agent Lee L. Bounds of the Lordsburg Station, El Paso Sector, was killed at noon on March 29, 1974, in a jeep accident. He was traveling alone on a road between Animas and Rodeo, New Mexico, southwest of Lordsburg, and ran the jeep off the right shoulder of the road. He lost control when he attempted to steer the vehicle back onto the road and the jeep overturned. Agent Bounds was thrown from the vehicle, which rolled over him before stopping in an upright position. The jeep, which was equipped with seat belts and roll bar, was damaged extensively.