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.
Leopoldo Cavazos Jr.
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July 6, 2012
On Friday, July 6, 2012, Border Patrol Agent Leopoldo Cavazos, Jr., a six-year veteran stationed at the Fort Hancock Station, died from injuries sustained in an on-duty, all-terrain vehicle accident near the Fort Hancock Port of Entry in Fort Hancock, Texas. Agent Cavazos is survived by his wife, two daughters, and a third child expected later this summer.
Agent Cavazos entered on duty with the U.S. Border Patrol on May 22, 2006, as a member of the 621st Session of the Border Patrol Academy. After graduating from the Academy, he was assigned to the Fort Hancock Station in the El Paso Sector.