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P.O. Box 15851
Arlington, VA 22215

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Xavier G. Magdaleno

End of Watch

May 10, 1995

On May 10, 1989, Border Patrol Agent Xavier G. Magdaleno and his partner were driving their vehicle along the railroad tracks in an area of the El Paso Sector preparing to check an outbound freight train. The agents were driving between the slag piles and tracks when an attempted 180 degree turn put them into the path of an unseen train. The train struck the vehicle throwing his partner out of the vehicle and away from the train. The second impact threw Agent Magdaleno out of the vehicle which came to rest on top of him, paralyzing him from the neck down. He died from his injuries on May 10, 1995.