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The Weight of the Badge

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Editor’s note: Some readers may find the following descriptions distressing.
My husband has held and desperately tried to breathe life back into the tiny body of an infant girl found drowned in the Rio Grande—looking into her big beautiful yet empty lifeless eyes and asking her to “Come on baby, breathe for me!” She was the same age as our own daughter at the time. She had later been found to have been brutalized and savagely abused—her body suspected to have been used as payment to cross the river.
It’s experiences like this one that create an immeasurable weight for our Border Patrol agents to carry. Those images don’t ever go away….

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