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.