Fallen Agent: MARK VAN DOREN

Entered: January 19, 2009
Departed: May 23, 2010
Postion: Border Patrol Agent

On May 23, 2010, at approximately 11:25 p.m. Border Patrol Agent Mark F. Van Doren of the Falfurrias Station was killed when his patrol car collided with a steer and a tree on Farm-to-Market Road 755, in Brooks County, Texas three miles west of US Highway 281.

Border Patrol Agent Adelaido Martinez of the Falfurrias Station was also injured in the accident, and was hospitalized in stable condition.

Agent Van Doren began his career with the Border Patrol on January 19, 2009, as a member of the 849th Session of the Border Patrol Academy. After graduating from the Academy, he was assigned to the Falfurrias Station in the Rio Grande Valley Sector.

Agent Van Doren is survived by his parents, two brothers and three children.