Border Patrol celebrates 97 years

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BIG BEND, Texas (Nexstar)- Border Patrol agents in the Big Bend sector celebrated the 97th anniversary of the US Border Patrol Friday. 

Agents gathered to honor past and present agents and celebrate their proud history. 

One of the largest law enforcement agencies in the United States, the Border Patrol was established May 28, 1924. 

“It is imperative for us to uphold the traditions of the past with integrity and courage as we face our current challenges,” Big Bend Sector Chief Sean L. McGoffin said. 

Agents in the area have been hard at work as illegal migrants continue to pour into the area. 

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