President Donald Trump just granted a full pardon to U.S. Border Patrol agent, Gary Brugman.
The White House issued a statement on the pardon:
Mr. Brugman served this country for 8 years in the Coast Guard and then for 4 years as a U.S. Border Patrol agent. While protecting our borders at Eagle Pass, Texas, Mr. Brugman intercepted nearly a dozen illegal immigrants, pursued them on foot, and apprehended them. Mr. Brugman was accused of knocking one of the illegal immigrants to the ground and was prosecuted on that basis for deprivation of rights. He served 27 months in prison, where other inmates sought to harm him because of his law enforcement background. After being released from prison, Mr. Brugman went on to obtain his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management.
Brugman has previously told the story of the incident where he was trying to keep agents safe and pushed two illegal immigrants down. Neither person was injured yet the Bush Administration prosecuted Brugman and he spent 27 months in jail.
To read more about this pardon and the story behind it, click here.