United States Department of Homeland Security – Customs and Border Protection – United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government
End of Watch Sunday, September 26, 2021
Border Patrol Agent David Ramirez died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.
Border Patrol Agent Ramirez had served with the United States Border Patrol for 18 years and was assigned to the San Diego Sector’s Intelligence Unit. He is survived by his wife, three daughters, and father.
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.