December 17, 2019 was a sad day. As a long-time dog lover, stories like these always touch my heart. I have had dogs my whole life. Beagles, Dobermans, Labs, Plott Hounds, mutts, and currently … an amazing German Shepherd named Sophie. You could not ask for a truer, more loyal friend than a dog.
And while stories like this do sadden me, I realize that these amazingly loyal and courageous dogs unhesitatingly put themselves between their human partners and danger. That is a true bond of unconditional love, and I suppose in some ways, may be similar to the bonds of brotherhood forged by soldiers in combat.
So, Rest in Peace Agent Bulder. Your loyal service and willing sacrifice will be remembered. Thank you for your service. You are a hero in the true sense of the word.
Below is the story as reported by American Military News:
Border Patrol K-9 killed Tuesday in shootout identified as Agent Bulder
Agent Bulder, a U.S. Border Patrol K-9, was the dog killed Tuesday during a shootout when a suspect fired multiple shots at law enforcement.
According to FBI El Paso Division officials, Agent Bulder was killed in the line of duty as he was helping law enforcement execute search and arrest warrants at a Northeast El Paso home.
U.S. Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents, along with FBI, U.S. Border Patrol Tactical Unit agents and El Paso Police Department officers, executed the warrants about 6 a.m. Tuesday at a home in the 4500 block of Capricorn Drive in Northeast El Paso, police officials said.
The suspect, who has only been identified as a 62-year-old man, confronted agents in the backyard of the home and allegedly fired several shots at agents.
Agent Bulder was struck by a bullet and died at the scene.
Law enforcement then returned fired and killed the suspect.
Officials said that the warrant was related to illegal federal firearm charges.
No further information has been released.
10 thoughts on “A Salute to an American Hero!”
Killed in the line of duty. As honorable as it is, it remains a very sad event.
Indeed it is, GP. Thanks for your comment.
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How very sad! But this story is a very well-needed recognition and honor. Thank you for sharing.
Yes. The partnership between man and dog is a long history of loyalty and service.
Yes it is! I would call their history, an unshakeable bond! 👤🐕
They also serve who wag and bark. I wonder if they know what they were signed up for.
I think on some level they do. Working dogs are special breeds and their instinct is to do what they were bred for.
Just as the volunteer who enlists for military service knows they could pay the ultimate price but still enlists anyway, most dogs will put themselves between their owner and danger. I have experienced this with several of my dogs on different occasions.
I guess, for me, it is why those who run toward danger while others run away, will always have a special place in my heart … no matter how many legs they have.
Love your answer and I agree with it.