United States Department of Homeland Security – Customs and Border Protection – United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government
End of Watch Friday, May 28, 2021
Border Patrol Agent Juan Urrutia died as the result of complications from contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.
Agent Urrutia had served with the United States Border Patrol for 18 years and was assigned to the Brownsville Border Patrol Station in Brownsville, Texas. He is survived by his wife, three brothers, and two sisters.
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.