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Carl Wegierski

Agent Wegierski receiving award from Secretary Johnson

Air Interdiction Agent, Hammond, Louisiana, CBP

On October 12, 2013, CBP Air Interdiction Agent Wegierski was asked to assist with the search for a 13 year old girl with special needs who had been reported as missing from a nearby Girl Scout Camp. From a helicopter, Agent Wegierski spotted the young girl in a nearby lake with water up to her neck. He and Captain Stewart Murphy jumped from a helicopter, swam approximately 40 yards to reach the girl, and swam another 30 yards to shore, saving the child from drowning.

Last Published Date: May 16, 2014
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