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Luis D. Stahl

End of Watch

June 13, 1992

On June 13, 1992, Border Patrol Pilot Louis Stahl was reportedly tracking a group of illegal aliens near the railroad tracks in a mountainous area near Sunland Park, New Mexico, when he dropped down snagging a string of power lines throwing the helicopter downward. Agent Stahl was pinned under the wreckage and pronounced dead when his body was recovered. Agent Stahl began his career with the Border Patrol in 1973, in Presidio, Texas, and entered the Pilot Program at Marfa, Texas, in May 1978, transferring to El Paso Sector in July 1983.