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Tag: alzheimer’s disease

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.”

 

Secret Service Agents Say Pres. Reagan Was Sharp During Presidency Contrary to What Son Says

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Ronald Kessler of Newmax.com writes that Secret Service agents on President Reagan’s detail say the 40th president “was sharp until several years after he left the presidency”, contrary to what son Ron wrote in his latest book.

“We had a hundred twenty agents on his detail, and he seemed to remember everyone’s name,” former agent Glenn Smith said of Reagan when he was in the White House, according to Kessler. Kessler authored the book “In the President’s Secret Service: Behind the Scenes with Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect.”

The President’s son Ron Reagan claims in his just-released book “My Father at 100” that his father showed signs of Alzheimer’s Disease in his second term.

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