Agent Ricardo Salinas

Agent Ricardo Salinas

United States Border Patrol

  • Age: 24
  • Tour: 1 years
  • End of Watch: July 7, 1998
  • Chair Delivery: March 22, 2017

Border Patrol Agent Ricardo Salinas was shot and killed after a car chase in Texas. He and two other agents were assisting another agency in pursuit of a suspect wanted in another murder.  The suspect also shot and killed Border Patrol Agent Stephanie Rodriguez. A Cameron County sheriff’s deputy was also shot and critically wounded.  The two agents and deputy were re-entering their patrol vehicles when the suspect came out of a cornfield and ambushed them.  There was not time for them to react and return fire. After a gunfight, the suspect was taken into custody and later died of from gunshot wounds.