Customs and Border Protection Officer Alfonso Murrietta passed away on July 9, 2020. The circumstances were reviewed by an executive panel and the CBP Commissioner who agreed that this death occurred in the line of duty. Officer Murrieta will be remembered for his diligent service to the nation and for his bravery in the face of danger.
CBPO Murrieta began his career as an immigration inspector in Nogales in 1988, and he held various positions throughout his career in Arizona, Dallas, and Vancouver. In his most recent assignment, CBPO Murrieta was stationed at the Tucson International Airport. As the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the Tucson Airport Police Department resulting in fewer airport police officers available for patrol, CBPO Murrieta volunteered to assist with local policing duties across the airport. This voluntary position greatly added to the security of the airport and is an act for which Officer Murrieta will be remembered.
CBP Officer Murrieta is survived by his wife and four children.