United States Department of Homeland Security – Customs and Border Protection – United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government
End of Watch Friday, November 5, 2021
Border Patrol Agent Tony Perez died from complications as a result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty in Arizona.
Agent Perez had served with the United States Border Patrol for over 15 years and was assigned to the Ajo Station in the Tucson Sector. He is survived by his wife, three children, parents, and a sister.
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.