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National Guard helps Border Patrol get ‘more boots on the ground’

National Guard helps Border Patrol get ‘more boots on the ground’


operation Guardian shield is now fully underway last month Governor Doug Ducey deployed the National Guard along the arizona-mexico border as part of an initiative from President Donald Trump news for Tucson Zach Briggs is on the border today to see just how the National Guard is assisting Border Patrol agents well over 200 National Guard troops helping out border patrol in the Tucson Sector one of the goal is to ensure that more BP agents are out in the field cracking down on potential illegal activity Jose Rizzo has been in Nogales assisting Border Patrol as a firing range Safety Officer for the past couple weeks it’s a personal skill where if you don’t use it to lose it now that he’s here he Culp’s us out by providing that Range Safety Officer so now I can go out to the field beat up Border Patrol trucks will often end up here for repairs the National Guard’s lonardo castellum says he tends to three to five cars daily we get the vehicles ready faster it’s extra hands here we get the vehicles pastor to the field for those agents that need the vehicles while not performing apprehension Scott Ingles is responsible for monitoring the camera systems for illegal activity if I see any illegal aliens or narcotics I call up on the radio to any of the Border Patrol agents in that area I’m calling from and let them know exactly what’s going on the National Guard isn’t even helping out with the horses for Thomas Ebbets this is not his first rodeo along the border he believes his work is making an immediate impact on the mission at hand I deal with the agents daily helping them tack up the horses and managing the herd it it really does relieve them I mean they’re able to keep their teams in the field and be productive and you can expect this National Guard presence through Operation guardian shield to last through September and Nogales I’m Zach Briggs and used for Tucson


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