End of Watch
June 3, 1998
On June 3, 1998, Border Patrol Agent Alexander Kirpnick was assigned patrol duties in the canyon area near the Nogales area of the Tucson Sector intercepting five individuals carrying what appeared to be illegal contraband. The agents identified themselves as Border Patrol Agents and moved forward to contact the suspects. Agent Kirpnick was wounded in the head and passed away at the University Medical Center in Tucson. He was an immigrant from the Ukraine.