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  • Originally posted by prod View Post
    So from what I've read there will be some entry lvl job announcement coming soon. Is this just word of mouth or is it true?
    Asked and answered numerous times in the last 6 weeks or so...read through those posts.

    As an alternative, you can use the search function.

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    • Originally posted by merlin436 View Post
      One good reason to stay fit on the job...somebody may be looking to ram a SUV down your throat...

      2006...Texas PoE...


      Officials shoot, kill teen
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      February 26, 2006 - 12:00 AM
      BY KEVIN GARCIA

      The Brownsville Herald


      February 26, 2006 - A chase for a suspected teenage auto thief early Saturday ended in his death after police and border officials shot him several times at the B&M International Bridge, Brownsville police said.


      Edgar Ivan Lopez had moved here from Atlanta just three weeks earlier to live with relatives in East Brownsville. He was 17.


      We are outraged for the way the kid was shot, Ovidio Serrato, the suspects uncle, said in Spanish. There are ways to detain an un-armed juvenile.


      Brownsville Police Chief Carlos Garcia said police were investigat-ing a series of car thefts when they spotted two individuals enter a white Chevrolet Suburban at Omni Pavilion in the parking lot on the 1900 block of North Expressway midnight Saturday.


      An unidentified 15-year-old male was detained at the scene, but Lo-pez drove off in the stolen vehicle, leading police officers on a city-wide chase, Garcia said. The arrested juvenile was not identified by police.


      Travelling south on the 77/83 Expressway, Lopez exited on Sixth Street, following the frontage road to International Boulevard, turning left on that street, Garcia said. The vehicle turned again on Washing-ton Street, then 12th Street, heading toward the B&M bridge, Garcia said.


      Several police officers, along with Customs and Border Patrol agents, were waiting for the Suburban when it arrived, causing Lopez to turn away in an attempt to avoid capture, Garcia said.

      He hits the curb, goes into the gas station and goes back around, Garcia said. He tries to make a turn and get out of there but we cor-ner him.


      He said agents laid Stop Stick tire deflation devices in the vehicles path, causing it to travel into the fence that separated north and southbound lanes.


      Officers started approaching him on foot, Garcia said.


      Lopez backed into traffic barriers and a golf cart before turning into another fence and toward a customs officer signaling him to stop, Garcia said. The agent got out of the way before suffering a serious injury, Garcia said, but officers felt the vehicle and driver had be-come a safety risk.


      One customs agent injured his foot while escaping the vehicles path.


      The vehicle accelerated towards CBP and BPD officers on numer-ous occasions, said Rick Pauza, spokesman for Customs and Border Protection. The driver was basically using the vehicle as a weapon. Our officers, to protect their safety and the safety of others, fired at the vehicle and were able to neutralize the threat.


      Two police officers and three customs and border agents were in-volved in the shooting, Garcia said.


      Once activity in the vehicle stopped, officers arrested Lopez.


      He got hit several times, Garcia said. We were able to get him out of the vehicle, handcuff him, call emergency medical services, and they took him to the hospital.


      Lopez was pronounced dead at 1:40 a.m. Saturday after arriving at Valley Baptist Medical Center with no vital signs.


      Traffic at the bridge resumed at 9:25 a.m.


      Serrato said the family was aware Lopez had fallen with a bad crowd and were worried about his future.


      A friend offered him money to steal a vehicle; we dont know why he accepted, he said. He came three weeks ago to live with us. He had a car, just got a job. He had a payroll check. We just dont under-stand why he accepted must be inexperience.


      Brownsville police had been on the lookout because of a series of recent car thefts.


      For the past several weeks, weve experienced a serious auto-theft problem in Brownsville, Garcia said. Weve noticed that Chevrolet and GMC products are being stolen on average of three a day.


      So far in February, 43 such vehicles were reported stolen in Brownsville most along the 77/83 Expressway.


      Garcia said partly because of a confession from the 15-year-old in custody, police believe the pair to be linked to at least 15-20 other car thefts.


      They expect to make arrests soon of other individuals connected with the suspects and to additional car thefts, Garcia said.


      Representatives from the district attorneys office visited the bridge later in the morning to talk with officers and other witnesses. The attorneys office could not be reached for comment Saturday.


      The investigation of the incident will be handled primarily by the Brownsville Police Department before information is turned over to state officials, but an internal review of the incident is being con-ducted internally by Customs and Border Protection.


      Investigators would not say how many shots were fired or how many times Lopez was hit.


      We want to make sure we account for every round for every offi-cer, Garcia said.


      The stolen Suburban is considered evidence, with multiple bullet holes and other severe damage, but it could be returned to its owner following the investigation.


      Lopez had no weapons or drugs on his person but had a screwdriver and other tools that could be used to steal vehicles, Garcia said.


      Employees of the Brownsville and Matamoros bridge were told by officers to defer all public inquiries to the Brownsville Police De-partment.


      The family is just looking for answers.


      We want a full explanation of what happened, (but) nobody wants to say anything, Serrato said. They know they made a mistake.


      [email protected]


      Santos Garcia of the Brownsville Herald contributed to this article.


      http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/new...ownsville.html


      Just think how it may have turned out had all involved not been fit enough to get out of the way of this wacko in the suburban?
      true that man, definitely got to stay in shape. you know what I'm not going to say that kid deserved what happened but the family should have raised him better. If he was stupid enough to steel sometime that someone worked hard to acquire and later tried to use it as a weapon to harm the very people that protect us then he met is own demise. Shouldn’t have tried to kill an officer.

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      • Originally posted by merlin436 View Post
        Asked and answered numerous times in the last 6 weeks or so...read through those posts.

        As an alternative, you can use the search function.
        hey copy that thanks

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        • Cool to see a couple others in TSU for Miami, maybe we will be in the same class.

          For reference, Ive been in the TSU for Miami Seaport since 3/26/2009 and I currently live in South Florida

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          • Any suggestions on where to meet your BI?

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            • Originally posted by colinm112 View Post
              Cool to see a couple others in TSU for Miami, maybe we will be in the same class.

              For reference, Ive been in the TSU for Miami Seaport since 3/26/2009 and I currently live in South Florida
              Thats actually good that we are starting to see some Miami applicants in TSU. Hopefully we get the call asap. It's going on 7 weeks for me in TSU. Again do anyone know the work schedule in Miami, I here that some ports have a 10hr/4day work schedule and I'm hoping for that.
              Miami by way of Chicago
              Test 8/4/08
              TO 11/13/08
              Drug Test 11/13/08
              VBT 12/11/08
              Physical 12/16/08
              Qual 1/10/09
              Met BI 1/5/09
              BI cleared 2/19/09
              TSU 2/20/09

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              • Originally posted by nycmike87 View Post
                Any suggestions on where to meet your BI?
                He's giving you an option?

                Most BI's I've heard of will tell you where they'd prefer to meet.

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                • yep he said do you prefer your home or elsewhere...I have a crazy dog sooo i prefer to meet elsewhere...thought of the library but the point of the library is quietness so i didnt think that was a good choice.

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                  • Originally posted by nycmike87 View Post
                    Any suggestions on where to meet your BI?
                    Do you have choice? I was told by mine that he would meet me at my house. He came early, while I was feeding my turtles.
                    It was fine, my apartment was clean and I had organized all the things he had requested before hand.
                    Whoever said to get extra references was so right. So far my BI has spoken to 12 of the individuals that I provided info for, and he has not even spoken to my ex supervisor and my professor at school yet.
                    And to think I was all happy at having an interim clearance.
                    Good thing is by the time I get my second call , my background will hopefully be finished.

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                    • he didnt say much over the phone just my references i listed but they need professors? i dont remember any!

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                      • Originally posted by nycmike87 View Post
                        he didnt say much over the phone just my references i listed but they need professors? i dont remember any!
                        Well I am presently a full time student. Maybe that was the reason he requested it. I don't think it is mandatory for everyone

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                        • ah ok What geo pref are you? JFK?

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                          • Originally posted by nycmike87 View Post
                            ah ok What geo pref are you? JFK?
                            yes

                            I had received the call a few days ago but I requested to defer until after the end of may.

                            My status went from pending in the morning (for my medical...laguardia said I had a fast heart rate) to the call in the evening no TSU or anything.

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                            • ooo ...wait laguardia? the airport or a medical center

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                              • How do you know if you have a interim clearance or if you BI has been fully cleared? On cass my BI says complete.

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