Fallen Agent: JOE R. WHITE
DOB: November 19, 1954
Entered: July 5, 1988
Departed: April 18, 1995
Postion: Border Patrol Agent
Laredo North Border Patrol Agent Joe R. White passed away early in the morning after suffering an apparent heart attack while on duty at the IH-35 checkpoint. Agent White was transported to Doctors Hospital by ambulance, but was pronounced dead upon arrival. Agent White was a 7 year veteran of the U.S. Border Patrol and a graduate of the 223rd Border Patrol Academy class. Agent White was a K-9 handler — assigned K-9 Brutus. Prior to Brutus, Agent White was the handler for Benno. Benno was one of the original K-9’s assigned to the Laredo Sector. During his 3 1/2 year tenure as a K-9 handler, Agent White made 155 narcotic seizures worth $8,836,512, seized $126,800 in U.S. currency, and located 1,701 undocumented aliens.