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Archive for May 23rd, 2022

Off-Duty Border Patrol Agent Helps Deliver Baby Boy in Public Bathroom

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By Steve Neavling

An off-duty Border Patrol agent helped deliver a baby boy in a public bathroom in San Diego. 

On Jan. 15, Agent George Huertas, who is a member of the agency’s Search, Trauma and Rescue (BORSTAR) Team in San Diego, heard about the woman giving birth in a public bathroom at Liberty Station and responded. 

“If you know George, you know he is too humble to bring this up for attention,” Michael E. McEwan, the acting commander of San Diego BORSTAR, said in a statement Friday. “He only told a group of us in passing during muster and downplayed the whole incident.” 

Huertas was with his family at Liberty Station for a Miracle Babies Superhero 5K event. With a son who spent the first three months of his life in the NICU, Huertas is active in the premature baby community. 

His sister alerted him to the woman giving birth in the restroom. 

A trained emermgency medical technician, Huertas rushed to the restroom and found the woman giving birth in one of the stalls. Using rubber gloves from a janitor, Huertas provided aid to the woman and her unborn child and helped stimulate the baby boy and initiate breathing. 

He wrapped with baby in a blanket, cleaned his face and introduced the child to his mother. 

“George responds to those in need on and off duty,” McEwan said. “He is a strong advocate for those under his care. He truly embodies what it means to be a BORSTAR Agent and lives our moniker ‘So Others May Live.’” 

Nikki Floris Named FBI’s First Intelligence Analyst in Charge of Intelligence Division at Washington Field Office

Directorate of Intelligence seal.

By Steve Neavling

Nikki L. Floris has been named intelligence analyst in charge of the Intelligence Division of the FBI’s Washington Field Office – the first time anyone has held that position. 

Before the appointment, Floris was deputy assistant director in the Counterintelligence Division at FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C. 

Floris began working with the FBI in 2005 as an intelligence analyst and was assigned to the Directorate of Intelligence at headquarters. 

In 2008, she moved to the San Diego Field Office and served as the domain management coordinator and led the Counterterrorism Analytic Team. 

Two years later, Floris returned to the Counterterrorism Division to serve as a supervisory intelligence analyst in the Arabian Peninsula Terrorism Analysis Unit. 

In 2011, Floris became assistant section chief of the division’s Counterterrorism Analysis Section, where she was responsible for operational and policy-making decisions and strategies involving terrorist recruitment, radicalization, and threats in the U.S. and overseas. She became section chief in 2013. 

Floris was promoted in 2017 to deputy assistant director in the Counterterrorism Division and oversaw terrorism financing operations, strategic operations, and counterterrorism analysis. 

In 2018, she joined the Counterintelligence Division as deputy assistant director of its Intelligence Branch and oversaw all intelligence and strategic functions for the FBI’s counterintelligence program and served as the bureau’s election security lead for the 2020 presidential elections. 

Before joining the FBI, Floris worked in the private sector as a lead systems analyst. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in criminal justice.