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Border Patrol names new supervisors


Ron Sanders, chief patrol agent of the Tucson sector, picks his management team.

Six key supervisors were appointed yesterday by the U.S. Border Patrol’s new chief in Tucson.

Ron Sanders, recently named as chief patrol agent of the Tucson sector, announced his management team yesterday at a news conference at local Border Patrol headquarters, 1970 W. Ajo Way.

“These key appointments will carry on and strengthen this sector’s commitment to enforcing U.S. immigration laws while ensuring we maintain the highest standards of professionalism,’ Sanders said.

Assigned were:

* Patrol agent in charge of the Nogales Border Patrol station, Ted Swofford, from the San Clemente, Calif., station.

* Assistant patrol in charge of the Nogales station, Ronald S. Colburn, formerly in charge of the Sonoita station.

* Assistant patrol agent in charge of the Tucson station, Clyde Benzenhoefer, former supervisor at the Tucson station.

* Assistant patrol agent in charge of the Douglas station, George Lopez, formerly assignment supervisor there.

* Patrol agent in charge of the Ajo station, Michael N. Lemieux, former supervisor at the Imperial Beach, Calif. station.

* Patrol agent in charge of the Willcox station, Jeffrey A. Calhoon, formerly assignment field operations supervisor in El Paso, Texas.

Sanders came to Tucson this month from the Border Patrol in Kansas City, Mo. He succeeded former Tucson sector chief Ron Dowdy, who is now assigned to regional headquarters in Laguna Niguel, Calif..

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