Hero Down: Former deputy, Border Patrol trainee murdered in shooting

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Georgia – We lost another brother in law enforcement on Sunday.

A former police officer and sheriff’s deputy, who was making the transition to becoming a Border Patrol official, was gunned down on Sunday outside of a bar in St. Simons Island, Georgia.

According to officials, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection trainee was shot and killed about 12:30 a.m. on Sunday at a bar called Rafters in the downtown area of St. Simons Island.

Hero Down: Former deputy, Border Patrol trainee murdered in shooting
Former officer and deputy Wolf Valmund. (Norfolk Police Department)

 

According to the Glynn County Police Department, an argument started while the CBP trainee Wolf Valmond, 37, was inside the music and pool hall located on Mallery Street.

From what authorities have gathered so far, Valmond and the suspect, 27-year-old Calvin Jenkins, took their disagreement outside the bar where it’s alleged that the suspect retrieved a firearm from his vehicle and began shooting at Valmond.

From what police described of the scenario that played out, Valmond was shot twice by the assailant. The shooter then reportedly began running toward Mallery Street and Ocean Boulevard. When first responders had arrived on the scene of the shooting, he was immediately transported to Southeast Georgia Health System’s Brunswick Campus, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Wolf Valmond, who was assigned to the Baltimore Field Office, had joined CBP last month and was a trainee at the CBP Field Operations Academy at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynn County, Georgia.

 

In light of the loss of the promising trainee, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a stament regarding the death of Valmond:

“Early Sunday, December 15 a Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations trainee was shot and killed in an incident that occurred in Saint Simons, GA. Wolf Valmond, 37 years old and assigned to the Baltimore Field Office, joined CBP last month and was a trainee at the CBP Field Operations Academy at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, GA. We are deeply saddened by this tragedy and our thoughts are with Valmond’s family, friends and fellow classmates during this difficult time.”

Prior to Valmond joining the ranks of the CBP, he’d also served as a police officer and deputy in Norfolk.

Sheriff Joe Baron, of The Norfolk Sheriff’s Office, also released a statement via Facebook after the passing of the former deputy:

“It is with a very heavy heart we received the news of the completely senseless murder of Wolf Valmond. He served honorably with the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office, then the Norfolk Police Department, and had recently joined Federal Law enforcement. Always had a smile for everyone he encountered. Always ready to serve and protect. Kind, warm, smart, and loving. He will be missed by all who knew him, but he is a great loss to our community and our nation as someone who stood the line to keep us all safe. Praying for his family and friends. May he Rest In Peace.”

The suspect was taken into custody and is currently booked at the Glynn County jail on a charge of murder.

Sadly, this is the third CBP agent we lost this year.

On February 2, Border Patrol Agent Donna Doss, who worked at the Del Rio Sector in Texas, was hit by a vehicle while assisting a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper. Doss had served with the Border Patrol for 16 years when she passed.

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Hero Down: Former deputy, Border Patrol trainee murdered in shooting

 

On October 6, Border Patrol Agent Robert Hotten passed away due to what is perceived as an injury sustained in the field. While Hotten was just south of Patagonia, Arizona, attempting to track seven subjects who set of a ground sensor, he was discovered by two other agents unresponsive with a head injury, possibly from falling on rocks. Hotten had served with the Border Patrol for 10 years before passing.

For all the agents lost, who go through protest after protest of ungrateful citizens whom the agency’s work protects, their loved ones will be in all our prayers.

Meanwhile, officials at the border are dealing with a mass numbers of asylum-seekers and illegal entry. 

In a recent report released by the Associated Press, it was stated that 17,000 Brazilian migrants entered the United States illegally via the city of El Paso during the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s 2019 fiscal year.

It also noted that roughly 18,000 crossed into the U.S. along the entire southwest border with Mexico, which showcased a 600 percent increased when compared to the previous record-high set in 2016’s fiscal year.

Of course, the report the Associated Press offered couldn’t help have some “Orange Man Bad” vibes interwoven.

You don’t have to look too deep into how the Associated Press attempted to frame the narrative as people who should have been able to seek asylum, but because of Trump, now they have to do things illegally. A mere dive into the linguistics shows that the report painted that everyone crossing would have been candidates for asylum.

According to the Associated Press’ report:

“The quiet migration of around 17,000 Brazilians through a single U.S. city in the past year reveals a new frontier in the Trump administration’s effort to shut down the legal immigration pathway for people claiming fear of persecution.

Brazilian families are not held indefinitely in detention but instead released to Annunciation House, a network of shelters, where they can stay for a few days while they arrange flights to other cities in the U.S.”

Interestingly enough, despite the outlet broad-brushing the Brazilian migrants as potential asylum seekers; one of the very migrants they interviewed claimed economic despair, which has zero to do with seeking asylum. Helison Alvarenga, a 26-year-old who illegal crossed into El Paso in August told the publication:

“Things are in pretty bad shape in Brazil right now. The only way to have a better life in Brazil is to go to college, but college is very expensive.”

Alvarenga then detailed that he made his way into Brocton, Massachusetts, where he’s making three times the amount he made in Brazil as a mechanic. What exactly does that have to do with fear of persecution from their government?

The fact of the matter is that outlets like AP simply want to create a pity-party out of a serious problem that creates more national debt and misappropriated funding.

According to the CBP Southwest Border Migration Report, the arrest of some 17,000 Brazilian migrants accounted for just over nine percent of the 182,143 overall migrants arrested by Border Patrol agents during the fiscal year ending September 30.

Though the arrest of most migrants has dropped over the past six months as a result of the Trump administration’s new policies, cartel-connected human traffickers have modified their own strategy and started recruiting migrants from countries not affected by the new policies, CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan told reporters during a press conference.

During the conference, Morgan stated that his agency has been working closely with the Trump administration to take action against the uptick in migrants coming over from various nations outside the continent; noting that he intends to employ practices that have proved successful in slowing traffic from Central American migrants.

Morgan clarified throughout the press conference:

“We’re confident that the kind of same approach and same initiatives that we are applying with Northern Triangle countries’ families, specifically, that we’re going to be able to apply those same initiatives with other demographics as well.”

 


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