"Local border watcher Flash Sharrar, who saw the helicopter while on patrol near County 12th Street, remained steadfast that the helicopter was carrying Mexican soldiers, not federal agents. "That was Mexican military," he said. "You could see the uniforms."
I would be interested to know what type of helo it was; the Mexicans still operate Russian Mi-26 helos (the last time that I checked). To keep better track of the Mexican aircraft, we might need to provide aircraft identification classes to border watchers.
Better yet, provide them with digital cameras. That provides proof of the incident, and allows soem trained person to identify the type of craft.
However, under no circumstances should the border watcher surrender his/her only copy of the photo. Make a duplicate before you turn it over the the Feds.