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Border Patrol Agent Saves Life of Woman Stranded in Desert During Snowstorm

Photo via Border Patrol

By Steve Neavling

A Border Patrol agent in New Mexico is credited with saving the life of a woman with hypothermia who was stranded in the desert during a snowstorm. 

Agents from the Santa Teresa Border Patrol Station were called to help two people stranded in the desert on Monday. The couple had been exposed to the bitter cold for three days, and one of them was unresponsive and showing signs of hypothermia. 

An arriving agent requested medics, and after rendering aid to the woman, he carried her a half mile to his vehicle.  When EMS arrived, the medics transported her to a hospital. 

It turned out the couple had COVID-19. The responding agent has been quarantined pending testing. 

“Although I’m extremely proud of the heroic actions by our agent, this event once again illustrates the high risks of COVID-19 exposure that exists for our Border Patrol agents,” El Paso Sector Chief Patrol Agent Gloria I. Chavez said in a statement.

“Our agents will place themselves in harm’s way, go any length, to render aid to those in need, not knowing the victims are COVID-19 positive.  Now we will take measures to quarantine our agent, sanitize and decontaminate the vehicle, and ensure our agent gets tested due to the COVID-19 exposure.”

Renovations Planned for FBI HQ As Search Begins for New Building

FBI headquarters, via FBI

By Steve Neavling

As the Biden administration begins exploring plans to relocate the FBI headquarters, the current building in Washington D.C. will receive much-needed renovations. 

The General Services Administration set aside $5 million to renovate parts of the J. Edgar Hoover Headquarters, a crumbling, cramped, and antiquated building that has been a source of frustration for agents and employees. The 2.8-million-square-foot building was dedicated in 1975. 

In the meantime, the GSA has 90 days to develop a plan for a new building, The Washington Post reported earlier this month.

The long-time search for a new home was stymied by the Trump administration. In 2017, Trump’s GSA scrapped a plan to build a new headquarters in the Washington suburbs in favor of building a smaller headquarters in downtown D.C., which would have required some staff to relocate to Alabama, Idaho and West Virginia. 

President Biden has indicated he plans to move forward with finding a new home in the Washington D.C. region.