End of Watch
May 11, 2007
Border Patrol Agent Richard Goldstein drowned in the Coachella canal near Niland, California. After Agent Goldstein was discovered missing, his canine partner was found sitting alongside his vehicle, parked and idling near the canal. Agent Goldstein’s K-9 partner, Carlo, was wet, and markings in the area indicate the dog had been in the water and struggled to get out of the canal. It was indicated that Goldstein attempted to rescue his K-9 partner. A five-year veteran assigned to the El Centro Sector Indio Station, he is survived by his wife, two stepsons, parents, and a granddaughter, born the night before his death.