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San Diego Sector U.S. Border Patrol Agent Dies in the Line of Duty

CAMPO, Calif. – On the morning of Friday, May 13, a U.S. Border Patrol agent died in the line of duty in California.

The 40-year-old U.S. Border Patrol agent, on duty in a USBP vehicle, was seriously injured during a single-vehicle accident near Campo.  The agent, assigned to the El Cajon station within San Diego Sector, was the sole occupant of the vehicle.  Local emergency medical services responded, but the agent had succumbed to his injuries. The California Highway Patrol as well as U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Professional Responsibility are investigating the incident.

The agent entered on duty with U.S. Border Patrol in June 2018.  He is survived by his wife, son, father, mother, brother, and two sisters. To respect his family’s wishes, the agent’s name has not been released.

San Diego Sector Chief Patrol Agent Aaron Heitke expressed his condolences to family, classmates, friends, and co-workers.

“This Border Patrol agent died while performing his duty, protecting our great Nation, and keeping our communities safe.  Our prayers go out to his family during this difficult time,” said Chief Heitke.

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