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.
Elgar B. Holliday
End of Watch
October 18, 1967
Border Patrol Inspector Elgar Holliday suffered a fatal heart attack following three straight days of rescue efforts in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas, following Hurricane Beulah. During the third day he began to suffer chest pains and was checked into a hospital where he was diagnosed with heart failure due to over-exertion. He remained in the hospital until his death in October. Inspector had been employed with the U.S. Border Patrol for 12 years.