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Witnessing Airplane Crash on Patrol

Witnessing Airplane Crash on Patrol

U.S. Border Patrol Agent Renders Aid

PEMBINA NORTH DAKOTA ~~~  July 9, 2020  (LSN)   On July 9, 2020, at approximately 8:00 a.m., a Grand Forks Sector Border Patrol Agent assigned to the Pembina Station witnessed an airplane crash in a field while on patrol west of Pembina, ND.  The Agent, who is also a certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), immediately responded to the scene and requested support from Emergency Medical Services and local law enforcement via Grand Forks Sector Dispatch.  

Upon arrival, the Agent observed the injured pilot outside of the burning aircraft.  He assisted in moving the man to safety and immediately rendered first aid while waiting for additional personnel to arrive.  Due to recent precipitation, the field was too muddy to access with patrol vehicles.  Additional agents arrived on scene and assisted in carrying the man out of the field on a litter to the nearest road.  Local EMS arrived shortly after and transported the man to the nearest hospital where he was provided medical attention for his injuries.

Local law enforcement also responded and provided scene security.  The Federal Aviation Administration is primary investigative agency for this incident.

“Nationwide, law enforcement officers respond to incidents on a daily basis, which are far from routine,” said Acting Chief Patrol Agent William J. Maddocks.  “Quite often, complex life threatening situations unravel right before our eyes, and this situation was no different.  Just as many departments, we are fortunate to have agents that are both trained and prepared to respond in an instant to a variety of emergencies.  I am thankful that we had an agent, who is also an EMT, who happened to be right there when this crash occurred.”

In addition to fulfilling our border security mission, agents provide an additional emergency response capability in the areas they are assigned and are often amongst the first on scene at accidents and critical incidents.  Grand Forks Sector currently has 18 agents that are certified as EMTs.  They have received emergency medical training beyond that of basic lifesaving skills such as CPR.

Residents are encouraged to report suspicious activity anonymously at 1-800-982-4077, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or email at

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Lake Superior News U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.





Murders Thunder Bay vs other Ontario Cities

Thunder Bay maintained its title as the murder capital of Canada in 2018,  For the third consecutive year - and the fourth time in the last five years

 It has been announced again that Thunder Bay is the Murder Capital of Canada for 2018 in Canada for CMAs with populations between 100,000 to less than 500,000 people

Thunder Bay had the highest rate in that category with 6.38 homicides per 100,000.
Barrie with zero
St. Catharines–Niagara  Region with 0.42


Thunder Bay has the highest Opiod death Rate in Ontario

Path 525 Thunder Bay Drug Injection Site  Lake Superior NewsIn 2018, 44 people died of opioid overdose in Thunder Bay.

It’s made Thunder Bay the highest per capita opioid death rate in Ontario.

The 44 deaths were a 40 per cent increase from 2017, a year in which Thunder Bay also held the highest provincial rate.

Between July 2017 and June 2018, nearly 3,900 naloxone kits were handed out by the Thunder Bay District Health Unit and local pharmacies, 



Thunder Bay is that the homicide rate for 2017 is down from 2016 when it stood at 6.62 per 100,000

Greater Sudbury's murder rate is  remains one of the lowest in Canada. murder rate was 0.61 per 100,000 people

Thunder Bay as the only Legal Injeciton site in Northern Ontario 

Murders by Ward 2019

  • Homicide #1  Leo Chiodo  Westfort Ward 108th Avenue Mission Island 
  • Homicide #2  Tanya Andy  McIntrye Ward Behind Landmark Inn
  • Homicide #3  Claude Justin KISHIQUEB Current River Ward Cumberland Street
  • Homicide #4  Robenson St Jean McIntrye Ward Hilldale and Melbourne
  • Homicide #5  Andrew Ayre McKellar Ward,  Victoria Ave East
  • Homicide #6  Nazareth Andrew KWANDIBENS Current River Ward  Arundel Street

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