Bela Bano has been a K-9 handler with the United States Border Patrol for over twenty-years. On December 13, 2021, at 2:20 am, K9 Agent, Bela Bano, was struck by an alleged DUI driver while operating a checkpoint on northbound Interstate 15. The driver was traveling 60-mph while approaching the U.S.B.P. checkpoint and failed to reduce his speed and continued through the checkpoint striking Agent Bano. After the collision, the driver continued to drive his vehicle northbound until being stopped by Border Patrol. Agent Bano was then rushed to the hospital via ambulance with critical injuries. Some of the injuries suffered included a broken femur, ribs, back and punctured lung.
Due to the extensive injuries, Bela will need extended care and rehabilitation that will no doubt be a long road to recovery for he and his family.
Bela is a loving husband to his wife Lisa and adoring Father to his 17-years old son, Alex, and 13-years old daughter, Kayla. He has been an integral part of their lives by always making time for his family. He always enjoyed going to the beach to surf and watching his kids’ baseball and softball games. With Bela being in the hospital, so much has been put on Lisa’s shoulders: financially, physically, and emotionally.
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