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2012
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American Border Patrol -- December 31, 2012       
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Photo take this morning at American Border Patrol's ranch on the Mexican border south of Sierra Vista, Arizona. Elevation 4,351 feet....

American Border Patrol -- December 26, 2012      
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This screen grab was taken at 9:30 AM (MST) from an App called FlightRadar24. it shows all aircraft flying on a flight plan in the vicinity of the U.S. It updates the status every few seconds. -- If you click on any aircraft symbol (see lower screen grab) it will give you details such as where it came from - and where it is going.

American Border Patrol -- December 25, 2012       
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American Border Patrol German Shepherds enjoy a Christmas dinner. Such gatherings of the K9s are a tradition...

American Border Patrol -- December 23, 2012       
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This hawk was spotted high atop a decoration on a tree in Veteran's Memorial Park in Sierra Vista , Arizona. "It must have liked to perch on the Christmas Star," said Glenn Spencer who took the photos. "It was there when I arrived and it was there when I left."

American Border Patrol -- December 21, 2012       
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When the sun rises at American Border Patrol's Arizona ranch on the first day of winter it does so perfectly centered on San Jose Peak in Mexico. -- A few minutes before this happens, the shadow of San Jose Peak pertectly masks Bob Thompson Peak in the Huachuca Mountains of Arizona...

American Border Patrol -- December 19, 2012      
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Glenn Spencer was patrolling the border in his pickup yesterday afternoon when he spotted an animal jump through the opening in the border fence. -- He (and three German Shepherds) stopped to see what had jumped through, and there was an Arizona Gray Fox staring back at them...

American Border Patrol -- December 17, 2012       
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This US Border Patrol vehicle is parked on the ranch used by American Border Patrol. It is empty. That usually means that the agent is out searching for suspected border intruders. -- The location is about 300 feet north of the border. The cottonwood trees line the San Pedro River - a major smuggling corridor...

American Border Patrol -- December 2, 2012       
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American Border Patrol got this photo of what appears to be dump truck size loads of dirt dumped near the border fence at Nogales, Arizona. Nogales is the tunnel digging capitol of the southwest.

American Border Patrol -- November 30, 2012      
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This morning American Border Patrol flew a recon mission over the border near Nogales, Arizona. This photo is of two U.S. Border Patrol vehicles parked alongside a road. The agents were not in the vehicles - meaning they were looking for illegal aliens...

American Border Patrol -- November 29, 2012      
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Glenn Spencer spotted two parked U.S. Border Patrol vehicles parked near his ranch. They were empty, which meant the agents were out looking for someone. Sure enough, he spotted them walking down a road toward the San Pedro River. ...

American Border Patrol -- November 22, 2012       
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For the seventh year in a row, Glenn Spencer shared Thanksgiving with his German Shepherds. "They really seem to understand the concept of Thanksgiving," Spencer said. -- "They'd better," he added.

American Border Patrol -- November 22, 2012      
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While on patrol with his German Shepherds this morning, Glenn Spencer came across footprints near his home that looked like U.S. Border Patrol boot prints. Spencer lives less than 1/2 mile from the border but a new fence had kept intruders away from his house. Lately, however, he says there are increasing signs that they are jumping the fence...

American Border Patrol -- November 20, 2012      
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Glenn Spencer noticed the fish in American Border Patrol's guest house pond were missing. Later he spotted Blue Heron perched over the pond and put two and two together. Heron's do eat goldfish. ...

American Border Patrol -- November 15, 2012       
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These charts show another way of looking at the surge of illegal aliens that followed Barack Obama's amnesty program. Study this carefully, and then think about what Barack Obama is going to do about it. That's right - nothing...

American Border Patrol -- November 4, 2012     
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A skywriter was at work over Phoenix earlier today. Photo by a concerned citizen.

American Border Patrol -- October 30, 2012      
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A TV crew from Italy visited American Border Patrol last Thursday, Oct. 25. Top photo shows Mike King demonstrating the IDENTISEIS® system (aka Sonic Barrier). Bottom photo shows crew at ABP's guest house...

American Border Patrol -- October 18, 2012      
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Glenn Spencer speaking before the Border Management Conference & Technology Expo in El Paso on Wednesday, Oct. 17. Spencer was telling the audience why it was important to count the number of people who crossed the border illegally..

American Border Patrol -- October 2, 2012       
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Glenn Spencer lives right next to a U.S. Border Patrol camera tower. He has for seven years. He reports that lately the U.S. Government has been treating him like a suspect. -- The top photo shows the U.S. Border Patrol camera pointing directly at him - and he is on his own property. He was inspecting strange footprints and tracks on his property...

American Border Patrol -- September 22, 2012      
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Photo shows area used to test the Sonic Barrier - a new security system being evaluated by American Border Patrol. The numbers represent the distance to the sensor line in hundreds of feet. In a recent test the system sounded an alarm when two people walked past the "6" sign...

American Border Patrol -- September 10, 2012      
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This photo shows a border monument just east of Sasabe, Arizona. There is no fence of any kind anywhere near it. This area is the gateway to what is called "Amnesty Trail."...

American Border Patrol -- September 5, 2012      
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Not since Hitler's day have so many people been taken in by a slick-talking demagog.

American Border Patrol -- September 1, 2012      
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News Story: There are just a couple of things that Neil Armstrong's family wants you to do to pay tribute to the first moonwalker's life and legacy: Honor his example, and wink at the moon. -- This photo of the moon was taken this morning. It is a Blue Moon.

American Border Patrol -- August 18, 2012      
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US Customs and Border Patrol helicopter searching for illegal aliens on the Ladd Ranch this morning. Top photo was taken at 6:26 AM. Next photo was taken at 6:52 AM, or 26 minutes later - and the chopper was still searching. Glenn Spencer of ABP took the photos. He estimates that the chopper was searching for at least 35 minutes...

American Border Patrol -- August 16, 2012     
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George, one of American Border Patrol's German Shepherds, watches hummingbirds having breakfast. George loves to watch birds and chickens. -- None of the other shepherds pay any attention to the hummingbirds...

American Border Patrol -- August 15, 2012      
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Top photo was taken through Glenn Spencer's front screen door. It shows a US Border Patrol vehicle passing by. The bottom photo shows the same vehicle stopped about 500 feet south of Spencer's house. A short time later two agents got out and began searching the nearby brush...

American Border Patrol -- August 14, 2012       
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An amazing thing happened yesterday. Our Photo of the Day featured an A-20 attack bomber because Glenn Spencer got a call from a supporter who happened to be an A-20 attack bomber in World War II. ...

American Border Patrol -- August 13, 2012       
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American Border Patrol got a very special phone call this morning. The caller lives in Washington State and is a retired farmer. He is also a retired Army Air Force pilot. He flew 56 missions in World War II as pilot in command of a Douglas A-20 Havoc in North Africa, Sicily and Italy....

American Border Patrol -- August 9, 2012      
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US Customs and Border Patrol helicopter circles Glenn Spencer on his ranch. "This happening with greater regularity," said Spencer, "even though I have been patrolling my ranch on the same route - three times a day for seven years." Spencer says a USBP camera tower is located 200 feet north of his home and can see his every move...

American Border Patrol -- August 8, 2012       
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American Border Patrol German Shepherds George, left, and Wolf, right, take a dip in ABPs pond after patrolling the border this morning. --The monsoon has dried up and things are getting hot on the border...

American Border Patrol -- August 2, 2012      
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While on border patrol this morning, Wolf, American Border Patrol's big German Shepherd, emerged from the brush carrying a desert tortoise. After a short while he dropped it unharmed. His little sister Heidi is shown here sniffing around the newfound treasure...

American Border Patrol -- July 30, 2012      
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John Fleming gives Rowdy and Jasmine their daily apple. The two horses belong to American Border Patrol. Fleming - U.S. Air Force - retired, looks after the horses and makes sure the rest of the border ranch is kept in GI condition. John is Wes Fleming's dad....

American Border Patrol -- July 29, 2012      
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Top photo is of a Swallow keeping an eye on Glenn Spencer at ABP's guest house patio. -- Next photo is of birds looking at Glenn as they feed next in the back yard of the guest house. -- The next photo is of a U.S. Border Patrol helicopter flying over ABP's border banners - a bird can be seen in the same photo...

American Border Patrol -- July 24, 2012       
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American Border Patrol is making good use of the back of its border banner. It has placed the first of a series of graphics on the back of the banner that can only be seen by the U.S. Border Patrol (with rare exceptions). -- Each day agents drive by the banner and can see the message placed there by ABP...

American Border Patrol -- July 14, 2012       
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Storm clouds gather south of American Border Patrol's ranch in Hereford, Arizona. A short time later heavy rains pounded the ranch...

American Border Patrol -- July 11, 2012       
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Top photo shows George, one of American Border Patrol's German Shepherds, keeping an eye on a little white baby chick that just joined his family. Three months later, the little baby chick turned out to be a tough rooster who now rules the roost over seven hens...

American Border Patrol -- July 4, 2012       
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Wes Fleming places flags on border banner. Not all flags were placed on the banner Saturday as the buses had to leave. Many more flags still remain to be placed...

American Border Patrol -- July 3, 2012      
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U.S. Border Patrol vehicle passes just behind American Border Patrol banners on the U.S.-Mexico border. -- Sign on the left reads SAVE THE UNITED STATES Sign on the right reads SECURE THE BORDER...

American Border Patrol -- June 27, 2012       
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Swallows nested on the back porch of American Border Patrol's guest house. Yesterday there were three babies in the nest. Today there are two....

American Border Patrol -- June 25, 2012       
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American Border Patrol is working to complete the billboard for the "Flags Along The Border" event this coming Saturday....

American Border Patrol -- June 24, 2012      
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Mother swallow feeds her babies nested on the back porch of American Border Patrol's guest house....

American Border Patrol -- June 17, 2012      
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Mike King of American Border Patrol uses computer numerical control machine tool to cut out letters for border banner being erected for Independence Day. The new banner will read SAVE THE UNITED STATES. Each letter is about four feet high...

American Border Patrol -- June 14, 2012       
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American Border Patrol master craftsman Wes Fleming applies a coat of paint to the new billboard being erected for Independence Day flags. Darren Leonard assists...

American Border Patrol -- June 12, 2012      
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Wes Fleming of American Border Patrol finishes placing plywood backing on billboard that will hold thousands of flags for the Fourth of July celebration...

American Border Patrol -- June 8, 2012       
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Rachid Bouchareb, French filmmaker of Algerian descent, visits American Border Patrol ranch in preparation for shooting a major motion picture dealing with the U.S.-Mexico border. This is Rachid's second visit to the ranch. He plans to start shooting in January and ABP's ranch will be one of the locations used in the film...

American Border Patrol -- June 7, 2012       
Photo of the Day: Flag sign board going up  
American Border Patrol is building another wall to house this year's Independence Day flags. Last year 10,000 flags were placed on a sign board that read SECURED THE BODER. This year the sign board will read SAVE THE UNITED STATES...

American Border Patrol -- June 6, 2012      
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Wes Fleming and Dan Watson prepare to fly along the border with Glenn Spencer. Wes works for American Border Patrol and Dan Watson is a reporter on assignment for The Guardian newspaper..

American Border Patrol -- June 5, 2012       
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While flying a reporter along the border this morning, American Border Patrol got these photos of what appears to be Mexican military just south of the border and just east of Naco, Sonora, Mexico...

American Border Patrol -- May 26, 2012       
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Glenn Spencer was on his morning circuit of his ranch in a pickup truck, with three German Shepherds on board. He does this every morning and has for years, He oftentimes sees U.S. Border Patrol agents. This morning - while on his property , a U.S. Border Patrol agent pulled him over with red light and siren. Spencer got out of his truck and approached the agent...

American Border Patrol -- May 17, 2012       
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Johnny an Nik of the BBC after flying the border with Glenn Spencer...

American Border Patrol -- May 1, 2012       
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Wildflowers bloom next to American Border Patrol's guest house on the border in Arizona. The house is called Coronado House because it overlooks the San Pedro River at the U.S.-Mexico border - the very spot where Francisco Vazquez de Coronado first entered what is now the United States...

American Border Patrol -- April 26, 2012      
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Five of American Border Patrol's seven German Shepherds guard the approach to Melissa's desk at ABP's headquarters. She calls them her "K 9 security." Nice to have when you're only 1,000 feet from the Mexican border....

American Border Patrol -- April 19, 2012     
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While on a photo recon mission this morning, American Border Patrol happened on a U.S. Border Patrol helicopter circling something. A close look at the photo suggests bundles of marijuana. The location was about 200 yards north of the border ...

American Border Patrol -- April 17, 2012       
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ABP took these photos while taking CNN on a aerial tour of the border. -- Top photo shows existing U.S. Border Patrol station at Naco, Arizona. Bottom photo shows expansion of the station under construction, about tripling its size. -- Glenn Spencer, pilot of the survey aircraft, told the CNN crew that...

American Border Patrol -- April 16, 2012       
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On April 9 and 10 a CNN crew taped interviews with Glenn Spencer and Mike King. The interviews will be part of a CNN special report on the Arizona border as part of the coverage of the upcoming Supreme Court hearing on April 26. ...

American Border Patrol -- April 14, 2012      
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Glenn Spencer spotted this buck at 6:15 this morning. It was just a few feet west of his ranch. Photo was taken from Border Road along the Mexican border west of the San Pedro River. ...

American Border Patrol -- April 12, 2012       
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The recent shooting of migrants near Eloy, Arizona revealed different views of what the border looks like near where the tragedy occurred . -- At left is the AP photo used in the story run by the NY Daily News. -- It shows a fence 180 miles to the west of Eloy. -- On the right is a photo from American Border Patrol's fence mapping survey...

American Border Patrol -- April 10, 2012     
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CNN reporter Kate Bolduan, her producer and photographer just prior to a flight along the border with Glenn Spencer of American Border Patrol. Bolduan spent yesterday touring ABP's ranch and checking out the Sonic Barrier border technology system. "I am delighted that a major news outlet has decided to come to the border and find out what American Border Patrol has been doing..."

American Border Patrol -- April 5, 2012      
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We reported earlier about how George, one of American Border Patrol's German Shepherds, was really taken by new baby spring chickens. -- Well, he hasn't lost his fascination with them. They are now in their new home outdoors and he can usually be found nearby watching them with great interest....

American Border Patrol -- March 31, 2012       
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American Border Patrol picked up some spring chickens. George, one of their seven German Shepherds, can't keep his eyes off of them. He often guards them, making sure they are not harmed by anything...

American Border Patrol -- March 24, 2012       
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Laura is a PhD student from Paris. She made a special trip to the American Border Patrol ranch to interview Glenn Spencer. "I am very impressed!" she said. The day before Glenn was interviewed by another young lady who is working on her PhD at the London School of Economics. ...

American Border Patrol -- March 7, 2012      
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Glenn Spencer caught this photo of a deer on his ranch while patrolling the border with three German Shepherds in his pickup truck (never faster than 20 mph). --  Later that day the dogs started barking at something in the brush near Glenn's home. As he watched in horror, Wolf opened the latch with his nose and all at the dogs bounded through the gateh....

American Border Patrol -- March 2, 2012      
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The Mexican Army is in the process of setting up a camp on the border adjacent to American Border Patrol's ranch. More on this later....

American Border Patrol -- February 26, 2012      
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Glenn Spencer is seen with six of American Border Patrol's German Shepherds on the border this morning. ABP's Secure the Border sign is seen in the background. -- Glenn patrol's the border with the shepherds at least once a day...

American Border Patrol -- February 23, 2012       
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Photo of U.S. Army Stryker seen in position north of border near Douglas, Arizona. Glenn Spencer of American Border Patrol, pilot of the surveillance airplane, said the deployment of the Strykers reminded him of the use of the National Guard. "They were basically in the same outpost locations as the National Guard, and with hardly any additional capability," he said...

American Border Patrol -- February 22, 2012       
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Cameraman Leonardo Pallejh and reporter Nick Purdon prepare to fly the border with Glenn Spencer of American Border Patrol. Leo and Nick represent the Canadian Broadcasting Company. They are in Arizona to cover the Republican debate. They visited ABP to give their viewers a taste of what is happening on the border...

American Border Patrol -- February 21, 2012      
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Glenn Spencer of American Border Patrol was checking out ABP's Cessna for a surveillance flight set for tomorrow morning when he just happened across the U.S military on the border west of Douglas, Arizona. It is believed these are Strykers out of Ft. Bliss in Texas...

American Border Patrol -- February 17, 2012      
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American Border Patrol German Shepherds pay close attention to what Glenn Spencer is saying on his cell phone as he spoke with his Webmaster in California. "You've got to see these dogs, " Glenn told Tom, "It's like they were listening to every word...

American Border Patrol -- February 14, 2012      
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Starlette and Heidi, two of American Border Patrol's 7 German Shepherds, send along a Happy Valentine's Day to everyone...

American Border Patrol -- February 13, 2012       
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American Border Patrol German Shepherds check out slots in border fence near ABP's ranch. ABP has received reports that smugglers are passing small packages of drugs through these slots that were installed as flood control devices...

American Border Patrol -- February 10, 2012      
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Top photo shows USBP helicopter near the border fence west of American Border Patrol's ranch. About two minutes later the chopper returned, but closer to ABP's ranch operation. ABP tracked the chopper for about ten minutes as it flew north toward SR 92 and then back again. "This was very strange behavior for the USBP chopper," said Glenn Spencer...

American Patrol Report -- February 9, 2012 
Photos: Letters delivered to Joe Arpaio's office   
Twelve thousand individually mailed and signed letters of support were delivered to the Maricopa Co. Sheriff's Office in Phoenix this morning by Glenn Spencer and Mike King of American Border Patrol. They were received by Media Relations Spokesman Christopher Hegstrom who said that Sheriff Joe Arpaio will be pleased and will review them later today. ABP's other activities in Phoenix have been postponed until February 23. (Photos by Melissa Jaramillo)

American Border Patrol -- January 27, 2012       
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Three of American Border Patrol's German Shepherd stick their heads through gaps in the border fence as they investigate noises in Mexico. Glenn Spencer patrols the border with the shepherds every day. Turns out they were looking at a cow...

American Border Patrol -- January 14, 2012      
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U.S. Border Patrol at corner of Hwy. 92 and Kings Ranch Rd. in Hereford, Arizona. BP vehicle just off to the right out of the picture had lights flashing. The van is typically used to transport suspects. It is likely that the pickup truck was stopped and persons were apprehended...

American Border Patrol -- January 11, 2012       
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There has been a rash of vehicle break-ins around Sierra Vista, Arizona. On recent trip to town, Glenn Spencer took Wolf along. No problems....

American Border Patrol -- January 10, 2012      
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Glenn Spencer, founder of American Patrol Report, is really Glenn Spencer, Jr. His father, Glenn Sr., who passed away some years ago, was an ASCAP songwriter-arranger. His uncle, Tim Spencer, formed the Sons of the Pioneers with Roy Rogers. In this clip from an old movie you will hear Roy yell out...

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