U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer Byron Shields passed away on January 20, 2021. The circumstances of his passing were reviewed by an executive panel and the CBP Commissioner who agreed that his death occurred in the line of duty. CBPO Shields will be remembered for his diligent service to the nation and for his bravery in the face of danger.
Supervisor Shields most recently served at the Port of Nogales, Arizona. He started his CBP career on April 8, 2002 and served at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport until his transfer to Nogales, Arizona in September 2019.
Before joining CBP, Supervisor Shields served in the U.S. Army from 1986 to 2002 and was a veteran of Operation Desert Storm. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed rifle and bow hunting. Supervisor Shields was a huge fan of the University of Arizona and proudly wore Wildcats memorabilia.
Supervisor Shields is survived by his mother, a brother, two sisters, and a fiancé.