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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)



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