Gary Brugman, Former Border Patrol Agent
Former Border Patrol Agent Gary Brugman was charged by US Attorney John Sutton for violating the rights of an illegal alien in January 2001. The following year Agent Brugman was convicted and spent two years in federal prison. Agent Brugman was working in the very tough and violent border region of Eagle Pass, Texas. He responded to a scene where another agent was having trouble with a group of 10-12 apprehended illegal aliens. Two of them would not comply – Agent Brugman proceeded to push one of the men to the ground. This minor incident was enough for US Attorney Sutton to federally charge Agent Brugman with violating the illegal alien’s constitutional rights “under the color of law.” During Brugman’s trial, Attorney Sutton brought a convicted Mexican drug smuggler whom Agent Brugman had previously arrested from his prison cell to testify against him. Sources say Attorney Sutton did an interview on the Spanish language network Univision in which he stated he was making an example out of Agent Brugman. In addition to his service as a Border Patrol agent, Gary Brugman is a Coast Guard Veteran. He spent 16 years of his life defending this Nation. He is now free and actively telling his story in hopes that justice will one day come. On December 23rd, 2020 President Donald J. Trump Pardoned Agent Brugman, removing the felony from his record. Agent Brugman’s life hasn’t been the same since 2001.