Remembering Agent Alexander Giannini

If you’ve ever spoken to a federal agent, you know the risks that each day brings. In addition to the typical dangers that come to mind, first responders put their lives on the lines in other ways too – they’re on the road, a lot.

Driving is one of the most dangerous parts of a law enforcement officer’s job. When something goes wrong behind the wheel, catastrophe strikes.

That was the case for one Border Patrol Agent in our community, Alexander Giannini.

On May 28, 2014 at 7:30 a.m., Agent Giannini was driving his patrol unit on duty when a tire blew out causing his unit to rollover. The accident happened on I-10 close to Sybil Road near Benson. Agent Giannini was flown to the University Medical Center in Tucson where he succumbed to his injuries.

Agent Giannini worked for the United States Border Patrol for five years. He lived in Vail and worked out of the Willcox Station. He is survived by his parents, sister, and fiancée.

Now, his family and the agents who served with Agent Giannini have put together a charity to honor his memory. One event that will help raise money for the charity is to be held at the Sierra Vista Range on October 25, 2014. The public is welcome to attend.

Here are all of the event details you need to get involved and give back.

6th Annual Law Enforcement and Military Challenge Charity Shoot

October 25, 2014
7:30 a.m.

The memorial shooting match is open to law enforcement, military and civilians.

$35 per shooter

  • The Tactical Pistol Match will include 3 challenging stages of practical shooting.
  • The Rifle Match will include slow and rapid fire strings to measure precision and accuracy out to 500 meters. Rifles or Carbines are allowed.

If you cannot attend but want to donate to the charity honoring one of our community members, please contact Brandon Hill at 916-532-2104 or by emailing

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