Ryan Oliver Haines is a native of Lighthouse Point. He went to Boca High and graduated in 1996. He worked for Midnight Express high-performance powerboats from 1999-2006 and then for Intrepid Powerboats from 2006-2008. In 2009, Ryan jointed the US Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations (AMO) from 2009-present.
Among AMO’s many missions are anti-terrorism, countering smuggling, and stopping illegal immigration. The agency uses its aviation and marine assets to detect, interdict, and apprehend conveyances carrying terrorists, contraband, or undocumented aliens intending to enter the United States illegally.
Ryan summarized the duties that the Border Protection Air and Marine Operations (AMO) have and then told stories of interesting interdictions in which he has participated including apprehending the same person multiple times, finding people stuffed into boats that resulted in their lives being saved and shooting over the bow of some boats to get them to stop running away. We all extended gratitude to Ryan and his fellow Border Patrol agents.