Episode 26 & 26.1
On this special day the U.S. Border Patrol was established back on MAY 28th, 1924. Today is 96th Birthday of my agency, the U.S. Border Patrol.
In this 2 part episode, I bring you the words of actual Agents about what the Border Patrol, Honor First and their careers mean to them. Get ready for some Border Patrol History as well as some stories from the field.
These stories coming straight from some of my fellow Agents the I worked alongside during dangerous situations where only thing we had to rely on was each other. That's what it means to be a Border Patrol Agent.
It takes Honor First, Honor Always.
I've been out of the game for a long time, but I was IN the game for a long time...and when I say I was in it,
It was all I ever knew.
Born in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, New York City. I was raised in the Concrete Jungle during the 1960's-1990's and saw many things from the old single bubble green/black NYPD Plymouth Fury's, the 1977 NYC Blackout, Street Gangs and Union brawls. II enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard at age 22 and served over 8 years. The U.S. Border Patrol was my next career choice which in 1998 landed me in Eagle Pass, Texas. I haven't left the Great State of Texas since.
In 2001 while serving my Country as a Border Patrol Agent, I chased a group of 15 illegal aliens and subsequently pushed one of them from the squatting to the sitting position using my foot. He was noncompliant and I thought he was about to either attempt to escape or attack the trainee agent. For that I was charged, tried, convicted in Federal Court and incarcerated for 2 years for violating his civil rights.
I have lived with this for almost 20 years. In June, 2018 my Attorney, Lt. Col. Jeffery Addicott, Professor of Law at St. Mary's University and Director of the Warrior Defense Project filed my Pardon Petition. It is my mission to get the attention of my President Donald J. Trump to my Pardon.
I'm not a celebrity, not a Kardashian so I can't just call him. But I'm a Disabled American Veteran and I know he will do the right thing and grant my pardon if he is made aware of it.
This Podcast is my voice to America. To you, my fellow Americans, to whom I swore an Oath TWICE to protect. An Oath that never expires. God Bless America.
GARY M. BRUGMAN
Executive Producer & Host
Voice and Co-Host