Border Patrol Foundation
P.O. Box 15851
Arlington, VA 22215

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Rene B. Garza

End of Watch

January 20, 1999

Senior Patrol Agent Rene B. Garza was pronounced dead after suffering a cardiac arrest while conducting surveillance on horseback in Skeleton Canyon, located in the “boot heel” of New Mexico, about 75 miles southwest of Lordsburg. According to other Border Patrol agents, the severity of the illness and the geographical isolation were contributing factors in Agent Garza’s death.