Border agent’s death likely a suicide

Sunday Times Newspapers

TRENTON — Police are investigating the apparent suicide of a U.S. Border Patrol Agent who was found dead in his patrol car Monday.

“It’s under investigation,” Trenton Police Chief James Nardone said. “All the information leads us to believe it’s a suicide.”

The agent was discovered in the parking lot of Oakwood Southshore Medical Center, 5650 Fort St., about 7:15 p.m.

The agent’s name was not released as of press time. Nardone said that while Trenton police are investigating the death, the identification would be handled by the Detroit sector of the federal agency.

“U.S. Customs and Border Protection sincerely regrets the loss of one of its agents,” Geoff Ramer, Border Patrol Agent with the Public Affairs Office said.

Ramer confirmed that an agent assigned to the Detroit Sector died of “apparent self-inflicted injuries.”

(James Mitchell can be reached at