Mounted Border Patrol agent seriously injured on duty in Arizona

A Border Patrol agent with the Tucson Sector Mounted Patrol Unit was seriously injured while on patrol near the Arizona-Mexico border. A CBP Air and Marine Operations Blackhawk aircrew transported the agent to a Tucson hospital for emergency medical treatment.

Tucson Division Chief Patrol Agent John R. Modlin tweeted photos of a rescue operation after a Casa Grande Horse Patrol agent was injured while on patrol. Photos show agents tending to their colleague and transferring him to a waiting Blackhawk helicopter shortly after the September 29 incident.

The crew flew the critically injured agent to a Tucson-area hospital for emergency treatment.

Chief Modlin asked the public to keep the agent and his family “in your thoughts and prayers as he recovers.

Agents assigned to mounted patrol units play a unique role in the Border Patrol’s mission to secure the border and save lives.

Following an incident in the Del Rio sector during the Haitian immigration crisis, the president and other administration leaders harshly criticized the mounted agents after photos surfaced of the agents trying to control the banks of the Rio Grande River in Texas. President Joe Biden falsely accused agents of the Del Rio Equestrian Sector Patrol Unit of using horses to run over immigrants and “tying them up” from the horses. The president refused to apologize to the agents despite the allegations being proven untrue by federal investigators, Breitbart Texas reported.

Shortly after negative comments from Biden and other Democratic leaders, agents assigned to the Laredo Sector Horse Patrol Unit saved the life of an immigrant abandoned by smugglers at a ranch near Hebronville, Texas.

Mounted agents in Arizona also used their skills to stop a dangerous human smuggling incident in the desert.

Bob Price serves as an associate editor and senior news contributor for the Breitbart Texas-Border team. He is a founding member of the Breitbart Texas team. Price is a regular contributor to Fox 26 Houston’s What is your point? Sunday-morning talk show. Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTX and FaceBook.

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