Eric N. Cabral

Eric N. Cabral  Age: 31  Tour: 1 year, 10 months  End of Watch: July 26, 2007

Eric N. Cabral

Age: 31

Tour: 1 year, 10 months

End of Watch: July 26, 2007

Eric, age 31, entered into God's kingdom on July 26, 2007 while on duty as a U.S. Border Patrol Agent in Boulevard, California. Eric Norman Cabral was born on June 27, 1976 in San Diego. He was the youngest of four children. He had three older sisters. His parents both referred to Eric as, "My Son". Eric graduated from Morse High School in 1994. He obtained a BS Degree in Kinesiology from SDSU in 2001. He received his Masters Degree of Science in Physical Education in 2003 at Azusa Pacific University. Before joining the Border Patrol, Eric worked as an Exercise Physiologist. In 2001, Eric became Assistant Fitness Director, as well as a professor at Southwestern College where he taught health and fitness classes for three years. In September 2005, Eric joined the U.S. Border Patrol. Eric was very family oriented. He spent a lot of his free time with family. He always enjoyed playing with his nieces and nephews. Eric was a role model. He was very competitive in nature and loved playing and watching sports, especially football and basketball. Being a native San Diegan, Eric was a die hard Chargers fan. Eric's electrifying personality and great smile would always light up the entire room. He had a presence with people and made a memorable impression, especially for one lucky lady. Eric met Nina in 2003 and became a couple in February 2004. From that point on, they were inseparable. Although he will be greatly missed, he will always be with us in our hearts watching us from above with our Lord.

Eric is survived by his father and mother, Ernie and Norma Cabral, grandparents, Juan and Maria Cabreros, sisters, Erma Ponce de Leon, Sheila Lee, and Beverlee Cabral, brothers-in-law, Alex Ponce de Leon and Thomas Lee, nieces and nephews, Evangilynn, Aleialanee, Nathaniel, Benjamin, and Zachary.

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Richard Goldstein

Richard Goldstein  Age: 37  Tour: 5 years  End of Watch: May 11, 2007

Richard Goldstein

Age: 37

Tour: 5 years

End of Watch: May 11, 2007

Agent Richard Goldstein drowned in the Coachella canal near Niland, California, east of the Salton Sea.

After he went missing, Agent Goldstein's canine partner was found sitting alongside his vehicle, which was parked and idling near the canal. The Customs and Border Protection and California Highway Patrol Air divisions assisted several Border Patrol Agents in the search for the missing Agent. A short time later he was found drowned a few miles from his vehicle.

Agent Goldstein's K-9 partner, Carlo, was wet, and markings in the area indicate the dog had been in the water and struggled to get out of the canal. Early reports indicate Agent Goldstein entered the canal in order to rescue his K-9 partner.

Agent Goldstein was a five-year veteran of the Border Patrol and was assigned to the El Centro Sector's Indio Station. He is survived by his wife, two stepsons, parents, five siblings, and a granddaughter, who was born the night before his death.

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David Tourscher

David Tourscher  Age: 24  Tour: 9 months  End of Watch: March 16, 2007

David Tourscher

Age: 24

Tour: 9 months

End of Watch: March 16, 2007

Agents David Tourscher and Ramon Nevarez were killed in a single vehicle accident on NM Highway 338 near Cotton City, New Mexico, at approximately 9:00 pm.

Agent Nevarez succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Agent Tourscher was flown to a hospital in El Paso, Texas, where he died early the following morning.

Agent Tourscher had served with the Border Patrol for only 9 months and was assigned to the Lordsburg Border Patrol Station which is part of the Border Patrol's El Paso Sector. He is survived by his parents, brother, and sister.

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Ramon Nevarez, Jr.

Ramon Nevarez, Jr.  Age: 23  Tour: 2 years  End of Watch: March 15, 2007

Ramon Nevarez, Jr.

Age: 23

Tour: 2 years

End of Watch: March 15, 2007

Agent Ramon Nevarez and Agent David Tourscher were killed in a single vehicle accident on NM Highway 338 near Cotton City, New Mexico, at approximately 9:00 pm.

Agent Nevarez succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Agent Tourscher was flown to a hospital in El Paso, Texas, where he died.

Agent Nevarez had served with the Lordsburg Border Patrol Station, of the El Paso Sector, for 2 years. He is survived by his wife, mother, brother, and sister.

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