United States Department of Homeland Security – Customs and Border Protection – United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government
End of Watch Sunday, August 29, 2021
Border Patrol Agent Chad McBroom died from complications as a result of contracting COVID-19.
Agent McBroom had served with the United States Border Patrol for over 24 years and was assigned to the Tucson Sector Headquarters. He is survived by his wife, three daughters, and a granddaughter.
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.