United States Department of Homeland Security – Customs and Border Protection – United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government
End of Watch Monday, September 27, 2021
Border Patrol Agent Alfredo Ibarra died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.
Border Patrol Agent Ibarra had served with the United States Border Patrol for 10 years and was assigned to the Blythe Station in Yuma Sector. He is survived by his wife and three sons.
Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.