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07/13/2017
Boston, MA
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“Just as fast as the bomb went off, my life was altered forever,” Martinez said. “Watching the attacks unfold in Boston, I wanted to pay it forward. I wanted to walk in those [hospital] rooms on my own two prosthetics, look them in the eye and tell them, ‘regardless of misfortunes that happen in life, you’ll be able to get back to what you want to do.’”
07/12/2017
Buffalo, NY
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More than 30 officers from eight agencies took part in the Miracle League of Western New York’s (WNY) Law Enforcement Day at Grand Island, New York.
07/03/2017
Los Angeles, CA
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At the recent Recruit Military Los Angeles Job Fair, which was held in Los Angeles, more than 600 veterans were the focus of 60 exhibitors, including ICE. ICE HSI Special Agent Kim Speakman and ERO Assistant Field Office Director Marisa Flores represented the agency as a united force. A veteran himself, Speakman enjoyed the event.

06/30/2017
Boston, MA
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The team of ERO officers reacted quickly and professionally in a dangerous situation.

06/29/2017
Presidio, TX
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HSI Presidio’s area of responsibility covers more than 10,000 square miles, including 230 miles along the U.S-Mexico border.  Special agents investigate all crimes that fall under the HSI mission. During a week when agents are on duty, they may be assigned human and narcotics smuggling cases, or cases involving customs violations, or more likely all three.

06/22/2017
Newark, NJ
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Such was the case when ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Supervisory Detention and Deportation Officer (SDDO) James LaForge was involved in an off-duty traffic accident while driving in his personally owned vehicle (POV) the evening of June 16, 2017.

06/20/2017
Glynco, GA
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Hidden among the wildlife and rural landscape of southwest Georgia sits one of the largest U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention centers in the United States.

06/20/2017
Chicago, IL
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Esteban Juarez-Tomas, 33, is wanted for aggravated DUI, resulting in the death of LaDonna (Jeannie) Brady, of Mahomet, Illinois, on Jan. 1, 2017, according to police records. He is also wanted by ICE for removal from the United States, after resolution of the criminal case against him, and any subsequent jail term.

06/13/2017
Glynco, GA
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Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Instructor, Nathan S. Brown, recognizes the importance of the Academy’s instructional staff: “Every agent I come in contact with has the potential to face a very real set of life or death decisions. It is my job to prepare them, to the best of my ability, for that day.”

06/09/2017
Fort Benning, GA
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Gueringer, a firearms programs specialist and tactical instructor with ICE’s Office of Training and Tactical Programs (OTTP), was class coordinator for a group of officers with the DHS National Protection and Programs Directorate’s Federal Protective Service (FPS).
06/02/2017
Dalton, GA
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An industrial town, Dalton is commonly referred to as the “Carpet Capital of the World” or the “First Lady of Carpet.” It is home to several carpet and flooring industry corporations such as Mohawk, Shaw Industries and Engineered Floors, among others. In the 1970s, Dalton had more millionaires per capita than any other city in the United States.

06/02/2017
Buffalo, NY
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The New York Attorney General’s Office announced Friday the indictment of 106 individuals charged with conspiring in two major drug trafficking organizations that transported heroin, fentanyl and crack and powder cocaine to the area.

05/22/2017
Westfield, MA
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Bassett was one of 11 inductees in the 2017 class. The second annual ceremony honored Westfield State graduates who have excelled in their law enforcement careers and made a significant impact on a local, national or international level. Bassett was presented with a plaque from the university president, Dr. Ramon Torrecilha.

05/19/2017
Washington, DC
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The 5K was hosted by the Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP) to honor fallen law enforcement officers by raising awareness to the sacrifices officers make every day. This year, more than 2,500 people participated in the 3.1 mile race that took runners from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and back via 3rd Street Northwest in front of the U.S. Capitol.

05/10/2017
Binghamton, NY
Operational

Jose Guzman-Lopez faces up to 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000 and a term of supervised release for up to three years.  Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties.

05/05/2017
Fort Benning, GA
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Many of these new employees will train at the Maneuver Center of Excellence U.S. Army base in Fort Benning, Georgia, where ICE’s Office of Training and Tactical Programs (OTTP) Firearms and Tactics Division makes its home. The division plans on increasing its number of faculty and students by the hundreds.

04/28/2017
Tampa, FL
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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Tampa Special Agent Ellen Pierson has a passion for cycling. Fortunately for her, living in Florida provides the perfect conditions to ride year around.

04/26/2017
Washington, DC
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ICE built the VOICE office in response to the Executive Order entitled Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States, which directed DHS to create an office to support victims of crimes committed by criminal aliens.

04/19/2017
Newark, NJ
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When U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) employees heard the Boys and Girls Club of Newark needed help with its new K-8 Literacy Program, they led a multiagency effort to build a library of 2,750 books for the children of New Jersey.

04/18/2017
Newark, NJ
Operational

Alex D. Blanco, 45, of Passaic, previously pleaded guilty to one count of soliciting and accepting corrupt payments in connection with City of Passaic business.

04/07/2017
Dallas, TX
Narcotics

Edgar Solorzano, 24, of Dallas, Texas, pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, two counts of assault on a federal officer, and one count of using, carrying, brandishing and discharging a firearm during in relation to a crime of violence.

04/04/2017
Honolulu, HI
Operational

Biyu Situ, 48, owned and operated the Blue Angel massage parlor, which served as a front for prostitution activity. According to evidence introduced in court, Situ offered an HSI special agent $5,000 to protect the facility - including giving advance notice about any enforcement actions by authorities.

03/31/2017
Cleveland, OH
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HSI Special Agent Brett Bangas, who has been with HSI for 13 years, was honored for his efforts in February 2017, which led to the arrest of the suspected driver involved in a hit-and-run crash that tragically claimed the life a Cleveland Police officer.

03/27/2017
Altoona, PA
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ICE Armory Operations handles the acquisition, testing, issuance and maintenance of all ICE-owned firearms, law enforcement equipment and ammunition. In addition to ICE components ERO and HSI, the armory services DHS components such as the FPS, USCG and CBP.

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