Desert Duty
On the Line with the U.S. Border Patrol

 

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Desert Duty
On the Line with the U.S. Border Patrol

by Mark Haynes (Author)
by Bill Broyles (Author)
Charles Bowden (Foreword)

 

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ISBN: 9780292722835

 

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Covering a fifty-year span of law enforcement,Desert Duty reveals the patriotic sense of duty and compassionate calling that motivates the men and women who guard the borders of the United States.



The agents candidly discuss the rewards and frustrations of holding the line against illegal immigrants, smugglers, and other criminals-while often having to help the very people they are trying to thwart when they get into trouble in the desert. As one agent explains, "The thrill is tracking 'em up before they die. It's a rough ol' way to go-run outta water in this desert."


 

ISBN 292722834
ISBN13 9780292722835
Publisher University of Texas Press
Format Hardback
Publication date 01/10/2010
Pages 252
Weight (grammes) 539
Published in United States
Height (mm) 5830
Width (mm) 3895

Foreword: Silent Long Enough, by Charles Bowden

Introduction: On Edge

On the Line


Chet Wilson


Ed Tuffly


Jim Runyan


Jackie Mason


Hank Hays


Joe McCraw


Colonel R. Child


Glen Payne


George Boone


Howard Aitken


Mark Haynes


Alvaro "Mike" Obregon


Robert "Mac" McLemore


Randy Herberholz


Wendy Conde


Kenny Smith


Joe Brigman


Ronald S. "Ron" Colburn


Carla L. Provost

Conclusion: Before They Die

Our Approach, and Acknowledgments

Sources and Suggested Reading

The Editors