Preview: Band of Badges, Pt 1

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We kick off our special two-part story “Band of Badges.”

Our News Center 23’s Emily Jimenez is bringing you an inside look into ‘Los Federales’. The special music group made up of men who make up our nation’s first line of defense. We’ll show you how it is these Customs and Border Protection officers and U.S. Border Patrol agents are more than just a badge and uniform protecting our borders.

Chief Manny Maldonado, U.S. Customs & Border Protection in Brownsville says, “We became that connection to show that CBP, Customs and Border Protection, with U.S. Border Patrol and the Office of Field Operations, is one family doing something that we like, something that I think we’re pretty good at I think, and the agency is very supportive of being out there in the community and showing being able to show our human side.”

Check out their music, their mission and their connection to our Rio Grande Valley, tonight. Band of Badges only on News Center 23 at 10:00 p.m.

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