U.S. Border Patrol—Officers Killed in the Line of Duty

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers who died in the line of duty are listed at In Memoriam to Those Who Died in the Line of Duty.

Listed below are officers who have died while on duty in the Tucson Sector:

Name Date of Death Cause of Death
Dennis J. Wells December 17, 2020 The CBP Commissioner who agreed that this death occurred in the line of duty.
Alfonso Murrietta July 9, 2020 COVID-19
Luiz O. Peña, Jr. December 23, 2019 Complications related to vehicle accident
Robert Hotten October 6, 2019 Unidentified cause while on patrol
Nicholas J. Ivie October 2, 2012 Accidental shooting
Brian A. Terry December 14, 2010 Shot in gun battle
Michael V. Gallagher September 2, 2010 Crash
David Webb November 3, 2006 Crash
Nicholas Greenig March 14, 2006 Crash
George DeBates December 19, 2004 Crash
Alexander Kirpnick June 3, 1998 Shot by drug smugglers
Victor Ochoa March 11, 1983 Crash
George Pringle December 28, 1940 Crash
Lon Parker July 25, 1926 Killed in shootout with liquor smugglers
William McKee April 24, 1926 Shot by liquor smugglers

Sources:

In Memoriam to Those Who Died in the Line of Duty | U.S. Customs and Border Protection | Department of Homeland Security

"Gunfire kills U.S. agent in area where bandits prey." Arizona Daily Star. December 16, 2010. Page 1.


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