A LIFE ON THE LINE: Stories of Service in the Border Patrol Darryl Rambo Author
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This book covers the first ten years of my 21 year Border Patrol career. It describes some of the internal struggles that I encountered along the way. Although some of these experiences were career threatening, I try to keep it light and easy reading. There were many unusual things that occurred during this period of my career in the Border Patrol. I have only touched on some of the more humorous, and bizarre of those things. Many of these stories were so hilarious that I had a hard time keeping a straight face while they were occurring, and in some cases I did not. Even some of the malicious things that happened to me were so obvious that I could not help but laugh.It is my belief that some of the practices of the U.S. Government should be revealed to the public. One of those is allowing illegal aliens from countries other than Mexico to go free after having been written up on a form I-210 (An order to show cause). They are supposed to appear before a Federal Judge within 30 days, but they never do. They have this form to present to any law enforcement officer that happens stop them. Once the officer looks at the I-210 he/she can see that the Border Patrol has already talked to this person and turned him/her loose, therefore; there is no reason to notify the Border Patrol.These stories will give you, the reader, a feeling of what is involved in being a Border Patrol Agent. You will be taken through the process from prior to applying for the Border Patrol, to taking the written exam, all the way to passing the final exam and being accepted as a career agent, then on to working as an agent.You will find, I believe that the “Peter Principle”, is alive and well in the Border Patrol, as well as in the rest of the Government.I also think you will be amused, and highly entertained by some of the occurrences that take place between these covers.


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