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P.O. Box 15851
Arlington, VA 22215

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Jose P. Gamez, Jr.

End of Watch

April 21, 1978

Patrol Agent Jose P. Gamez, Jr. was working near a check gate near Eagle Pass, Texas. Patrol Agent Frank J. Lugo reported him missing after being separated on April 21, 1978. According to Agent Lugo, he had become separated from Gamez while they were attempting to apprehend four or five undocumented aliens. Agent Gamez’s body was recovered from a canal the next morning and it was determined he had been choked, dragged to the canal by an assailant and thrown into the water.