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Alpine Border Patrol Station 9/11 Memorial, Texas

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Alpine Border Patrol Station 9/11 Memorial, Texas

Alpine memorial

On September 11, 2001, the Marfa, Texas, Border Patrol Sector was conducting a groundbreaking ceremony for its new Alpine Station facility. The ceremony was halted when the report of the attacks on the East Coast was received, and all personnel were put on full alert. Ten years later, on September 11, 2011, the Alpine Border Patrol Station 9/11 Memorial was dedicated. This tribute to the brave men and women who lost their lives was designed and constructed by Alpine Station agents, Marfa Sector employees, and retired border patrol agents. A steel artifact, a corner piece of the World Trade Center weighing 1,300 pounds and measuring 8 feet across and 6 feet tall, was transported from New York City to the Alpine Station by two border patrol agents. The community turned out to welcome the piece in a somber procession led by the local sheriff. At the dedication ceremony, Marfa Sector Chief Patrol Agent John J. Smietana, Jr., stated, “In spite of the terror of the moment, a great number of law enforcement officers, fire fighters, and others continued to do their jobs with the last full measure of devotion. This simple metal beam will be displayed as a reminder of their courage and sacrifice.” The monument is located on the front lawn of the Alpine Station and is open to the public during daylight hours.


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Crowd Management
Police leadership must do all it can to share lessons learned and incorporate best practices into crowd management philosophy, training, and tactics.
By Mike Masterson

Detecting Deception
By Joe Navarro, M.A.

Leadership Spotlight
Change Can Be a Slippery Slope

Focus on Ethics
The Power of Police Civility
By Andrew Borrello

ViCAP Alert
Crist Nelson Dauberman, Sr.

Picketers, Protesters, and Police
The First Amendment and Investigative Activity

By Carl A. Benoit, J.D.

Attention Readers

Notable Speech
Honor of the Badge
By Paul F. Williams, M.S.

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