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ID:

582

Date:

2010-08-16

Headline:

AP IMPACT: Border Patrol sees spike in suicides

Reporter's name:

Paul J. Weber

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

The Associated Press

City:

Fort Hancock, TX

Summary:

The Associated Press used FOIA, along with other sources, to discover a sudden increase in suicides among border agents at Customs and Border Protection, which oversees Border Patrol. According to records, at least fifteen agents have killed themselves since February 2008, a high rate even compared to other law-enforcement suicide statistics.

Keywords:

Department of Homeland Security, DHS, Customs and Border Protection, CBP, Border Patrol, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, suicide

URL:

http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_15796246


Agencies:

DHS

States:

AZ
CA
TX

Categories:

immigration
workplace safety


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