DOB: September 10, 1969
Entered: March 25, 2002
Departed: May 11, 2007
Postion: Senior Patrol Agent
Senior Patrol Agent Richard Goldstein, of the Indio, California, Border Patrol Station was killed on May 11, 2007. It is suspected that he died while rescuing his canine partner, Carlo, from the Coachella Canal near Niland, California. Agent Goldstein was reported missing after his vehicle was found parked and idling along the canal bank, with his service K-9 sitting alongside. A search was immediately initiated, and Agent Goldstein was found in the canal a short time later. The Customs and Border Protection and California Highway Patrol Air divisions assisted several Border Patrol Agents in the search for the missing agent. Richard Goldstein began his career with the United States Border Patrol when he entered on duty March 25, 2002, as a member of the 503rd Session of the Border Patrol Academy. Agent Goldstein had been assigned to the Indio Border Patrol Station since his graduation from the Academy. Agent Goldstein was 37 years old at the time of his death. Agent Goldstein is survived by his wife, Katherine, two step-sons, David Knights and Jamie Swart, and one grand-daughter.