Kris Eggle Award For Heroic Service In Immigration Law Enforcement
Washington, DC -- Congressman Tom Tancredo presented the 2003 Kris Eggle Award for Heroism in Immigration Law Enforcement at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, DC Sunday night (October 19, 2003) as supporters looked on. The Colorado Congressman, widely respected for his plain speaking about America's numerous immigration problems, presented the award to Dan Harris, Assistant Chief of Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, DHS.
Kris Eggle, a 28 year old U.S. Park Service Ranger, was killed on Aug. 9, 2002 in a shoot out with a Mexican drug dealer who crossed the Mexican border illegally into Organ Pipe National Monument in southern Arizona, where Eggle worked.
Congressman Tancredo spoke to an audience of 100 supporters about the continuing problems that mass immigration causes the United States and its citizens. Bonnie Eggle, mother of the slain Ranger, spoke about her son, her loss, and her determination to make sure that Kris didn't die in vain. Harris accepted the award and described gruesome details of how some USBP agents had been killed, kidnapped and murdered in the past. Many had been the victims of drug traffickers, as had Kris Eggle.
The engraved crystal award says, Kris Eggle Award For Heroic Service In Immigration Law Enforcement
Tom Tancredo (left) gives award to Dan Harris as Kris Eggle's mother, Bonnie, looks on.
Tancredo hugs Mrs. Eggle.
Rep. Tom Tancredo