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New Hero Search Kristopher William Eggle
- Aug. 09, 2002 -
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U.S. National Park Police Dept. Patch
Resided: AZ, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Aug. 09, 2002
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 27 yrs. of age
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Dept: U.S. National Parks Police
AZ   USA
Dept. Type: Federal/Police
Hero's Rank: Ranger
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Badge: 1207
Duties: assigned to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Bio: Not Available
Survived by:
Parents
and a sister, who is a civilian employee for the National Park Service.

Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument AZ   USA   Fri. Aug. 09, 2002
Summary: Ranger Kristopher Eggle was shot and killed while he and several U.S. Border Patrol Agents attempted to apprehended two armed, illegal aliens.

The suspects had fled from Mexican authorities into Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona at 1400 hours. The Mexican authorities called the Border Patrol and notified them of the suspects. A Border Patrol helicopter in the area located the suspects and directed Ranger Eggle and Border Patrol Agents to the area.

One of the suspects was apprehended without incident, but the second suspect opened fire with an AK-47 rifle. Ranger Eggle was struck below his vest, causing a fatal wound. The suspect then fled on foot south toward the Mexican border. He ran to approximately fifty yards from the border, where approximately 30 to 50 Mexican officers from numerous agencies opened fire from Mexico killing him. A medivac helicopter was sent to the scene, but Ranger Eggle had already succumbed to his wounds.

Disposition: The suspect who was arrested during the incident was sentenced to 15.5 years in prison.

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