Fallen Agent: CRUZ MCGUIRE
Entered: September 30, 1984
Departed: May 21, 2009
Postion: Senior Patrol Agent

While working with other agents, Senior Patrol Agent Cruz McGuire, a 47-year-old Del Rio native was tracking a group of illegal aliens near Del Rio when he collapsed.

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Senior Patrol Agent Cruz McGuire

Although CPR was administered and emergency medical services were rendered, Agent McGuire died at Val Verde Regional Medical Center in Del Rio, Texas.

Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Randy Hill expressed his condolences to family, friends, and co-workers of Agent McGuire, saying €œAs emblematic of Cruz€™s career dedication, he was working a trail with fellow agents when he collapsed. He was doing exactly what he wanted to do each and every day.€

Agent McGuire entered on duty with the U.S. Border Patrol on September 30, 1984 as part of the 166th Session of the U.S. Border Patrol Academy.

Agent McGuire is survived by his son Patrick, two daughters Marie and Jessica; father Cruz McGuire Sr., a retired 25-year veteran of legacy U.S. Customs, and mother Gloria; two brothers Scott and Richard; and a sister, Linda. Richard is a Border Patrol Agent assigned to Del Rio Sector.