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.
Mark F. Van Doren
End of Watch
May 24, 2010
On May 23, 2010, Border Patrol Agent Mark F. Van Doren was in a vehicle accident while on patrol when his vehicle collided with a large bull on rural Farm-to-Market Road 755 in Brooks County, Texas. After the impact, his vehicle veered off the roadway and hit a tree. Agent Van Doren died on May 24, 2010, as a result of his injuries. His partner was critically injured in the crash, but survived.
Agent Van Doren was a native of Garden City, Michigan. He was a member of the 849th Session of the Border Patrol Academy, assigned to the Falfurrias Station within the Rio Grande Sector.
Agent Van Doren is survived by his three children, mother, father and two brothers.