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Tag: Ab Taylor

Longtime Border Patrol Agent Known for His Skill at ‘the Game’ Dies

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

During the three decades that he spent with Border Patrol, Ab Taylor became somewhat of a legend.

The plain-spoken Texan was known for his incredible man-tracking ability.

On Sept. 9, Taylor died at the age 88, The Washington Post reports. The cause was Alzheimer’s disease.

Taylor made a name for himself by developing an expertise for spotting evidence to hunt down people –  a pattern of dust, out-of-place rocks, a broken twig.

He referred to the daily hunt as “the Game.”

At one point, Taylor expressed compassion for the people he was hunting down.

“I can have the greatest empathy for the individual Mexican coming in and understand him and know about him,” Mr. Taylor told the Los Angeles Times in 1972. “Still, I don’t have reservations about doing my job because I know that this country cannot possibly absorb all the poverty of Mexico.”