Memorial hike honors Border Patrol agents

Anza resident Ben Cruz organized a tribute hike to honor two U.S. Border Patrol agents murdered by marijuana smugglers in Anza in 1967. He led hikers to the location where agents Ted Newtown and George Azrak were killed. The Remembrance Hike: End of Watch 2020, was held Wednesday, June 17, beginning at the Veterans of Foreign War Post 1873 on Bailey Road in Anza. Participants drove into the hills above Terwilliger and continued on foot on a well-marked trail. Several members of the public, Border Patrol agents Tim Tucciarone, Roman Gulley and Justin J. Castrejon were in attendance for the trek into the scenic chaparral.“The event was a tremendous success, and it was a moving experience,” Cruz said. “Prior to our event, my fiance Nicole Renee Arana and I arrived early to
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