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Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Rafael G. Sanchez

United States Department of Homeland Security – Customs and Border Protection – United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

End of Watch Sunday, October 24, 2021

Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Sanchez died from complications as a result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Agent Sanchez had served with the United States Border Patrol for 19 years and was assigned to the Hebbronville Station in Laredo Sector. He is survived by his wife, three children, mother, and three grandchildren.

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.

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