Traffic Check In New Hampshire
TRAFFIC CHECK IN NEW HAMPSHIRE
By Mickey Sadler
In 1972 I had been transferred to Beecher Falls Vt., (my own request). The Agent there was Wayne Preston, who helped me as much as he could, he had been there for a year or more at that time. He decided that he wanted to conduct ( as he said) a West Texas Traffic check point just south of the Canadian Border in New Hampshire. After several calls to Chief Lovejoy in Swanton, Vt. the Chief
gave us permission to conduct the Check Point but with the advice to be careful both legally and safety. It took us sometime to get all the necessary traffic cones and signs gathered up some coming from as far away as Rouses Point N.Y.
BPA Preston had warned me when I first arrived at Beecher Falls that there would be less apprehensions up there than on the Southern Border. Well he had never worked with a hot shot Border Patrol Agent like me. He warned me that I would have 30 or more days in a row without any apprehensions . You know he was right. After about a Month, looking under leaves, talking to people, stopping vehicles by the dozens I was without an apprehension. He just kept trying to cheer me up and promised that it would get better.
Back to the West Traffic Check Point. Wayne and I stopped a lot of vehicles that day and asked many questions, after about 2 or 3 hours Wayne asked a driver his name, and after the driver gave his name Wayne got him out of the car and told him " you are under arrest ". I, at that point, was at a complete loss, as it turned out Wayne with his memory recalled a memo or lookout for a deported alien from that area and as it turned out the alien as the driver. From that day on I began to observe the more experienced Officer and read every memo and intelligence notice .