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Michael Hedlund

CBP Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Duty Station: Calexico, Calif.
Hometown: Portland, Ore.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officer Michael Hedlund observed a military jet rapidly descending in a nose dive and crashing into a residential area in Imperial Valley, Calif. on June 4, 2014. Officer Hedlund rushed to the crash site where he observed a crater in the street and multiple fires. He quickly blocked traffic with his vehicle and immediately began evacuating nearby homes, assisting homeowners in the removal of people and animals.

Last Updated: 08/15/2022
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