Women in Law Enforcement Luncheon

The Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations in collaboration with the Eagle Pass South Border Patrol Station held their First Annual Women in Law Enforcement Luncheon at the International Center for Trade in Eagle Pass, Texas. Border Patrol Agents Yamilka Patterson and Stephanie Anaya along with Customs and Border Protection Supervisor Rodolfo Chacon cordially invited all the law enforcement female personnel from Eagle Pass, Texas and its surrounding communities. The purpose of the event was to recognize and honor of the contributions of women in law enforcement. Today, women in law enforcement play a critical role on the front line and at every level of supervision and in agency leadership roles. The CBP Port Director for Eagle Pass, Cynthia O. Rodriguez gave an informative presentation on the history of the Women’s Rights Movement and the importance women in law enforcement.

City of Eagle Pass Mayor Ramsey English Cantu, along with other city officials, attended the event. As Master of Ceremonies, Mayor Cantu officially proclaimed March 8, 2012, as the official International Women’s Day in Eagle Pass, Texas and presented a plaque acknowledging this proclamation to Port Director Rodriguez. Over eighty people attended this event with law enforcement representatives appearing on behalf of the United States Border Patrol, Office of Field Operations, Drug Enforcement Administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations, Texas Department of Public Safety, Maverick County Sheriff’s Department, Eagle Pass Police Department, Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas, Eagle Pass Independent School District, Eagle Pass Juvenile Probation, and Lucky Eagle Casino Security.

This event was made possible in part by donations from AFGE-National Border Patrol Council Local 2366 and other generous donors.

  

Local 2366’s Spring 2012 Scholarship

Please review the documents below for information regarding Local 2366’s scholarship for the Spring 2012 semester. There are two $1,000 scholarships available.

General Guidelines:
http://www.nbpc2366.org/sites/default/files/Spring2012-Scholarship-guidelines.pdf

Scholarship Application:
http://www.nbpc2366.org/sites/default/files/Spring2012-ScholarshipApplication.doc (Word)
http://www.nbpc2366.org/sites/default/files/Spring2012-ScholarshipApplication.pdf (PDF)

Essay Guidelines:
http://www.nbpc2366.org/sites/default/files/Spring2012-essay-guidelines.pdf

Tragedy in Eagle Pass

This past Monday, September 19, 2011, Del Rio Sector Border Patrol employees lost a brother in green. Alejandro Acevedo passed away at approximately 7:00 p.m. from multiple gunshot wounds received in a shootout at his home.

While there are some mysteries surrounding the details of Agent Acevedo’s death, there are two things that we are certain of. First, Agent Acevedo will be deeply missed by his co-workers at the Eagle Pass North station. He was an exemplary employee and a role model to his fellow agents. Second, Alejandro was a consummate family man. He defined himself by his wife and kids. He proved this by protecting his children, even though in the end it meant disregarding his own safety and well-being. While Alejandro was both of these things, these words cannot even begin to define the man that Alejandro was. Brissa Acevedo, Alejandro’s wife, has provided the following, more personal, message:

“To a beautiful, loving son, brother, uncle, cousin friend and husband, you were a perfect father to your Mya ‘Pig’, Alejandro Jr. ‘Amigo’ and Alissa your ‘Lady Boo.’

He always said his kids were his life and that he would give it any day for them. That is exactly what he did. He protected and fought for his children to the end.

He was also a perfect husband. He was an understanding, loving, playful and committed family man. He will always be the love of my life and he will always be the best father my children could have had. May God have his spirit in his beautiful kingdom. Alex will forever be in our hearts.

Thanks to all the friends, colleagues and family members who have had Alex and our family in their prayers. It is greatly appreciated.

Special thanks to Janette and Nick Soto, Xiomara and Sam Martir Rondon, Maribel Garay, the Cardenas family, the Burch family, Cantu family, Lopez family, Joel Delacruz, Steve Veloz, Steven Gonzalez, Alfredo Paulasosa, Mr. C. Cantu and Mr. R. Banda.”

Local 2366 encourages friends, family, co-workers and all those who care to donate to Alejandro’s family to help them make it through this difficult time. Below is information on how to make a donation to a bank account set up for Alejandro’s family and the schedule for his funeral ceremony. Please feel free to contact us via this website if you have any questions.

Thank you.

Bank account info:
IBC Bank
Routing number: 114902612
Account number: 1410940969

Viewing: Sunday, September 25, 2011, from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the San Jose Funeral Home, 10950 Pelicano Dr. #6 in El Paso, Texas. A rosary service will follow the viewing from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Mass and interment: A church service will be conducted on Monday, September 26, 2011, at 11:30 a.m. at the Cristo Rey Catholic Church, 8011 Williamette Ave in El Paso, Texas, followed by interment at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. The U.S. Military and U.S. Border Patrol will conduct joint honors at the services.

Executive Board Election

Those of you that received an election notification letter in the mail earlier this month will be receiving a ballot soon. Please fill out that ballot and drop it in the mail (the ballot comes with a postmarked envelope) as soon as you can.

If you did not receive a notification letter, that means we do not have a valid mailing address for you. Please ask a union steward for a ballot and consider giving him or her your current mailing address so you can receive communication from us.

The results will be announced at the next meeting on at 7pm on September 8, 2011, at the Royal Palace Restaurant in Carrizo Springs.