U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agriculture Specialist Juan Ollervidez III passed away on December 16, 2020. 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. CBPAS Ollervidez will be remembered for his diligent service to the nation and for his bravery in the face of danger.
CBPAS Ollervidez served as an agriculture specialist at the Port of Hidalgo, Texas where he also began his CBP career on December 11, 2006. He was most recently assigned to the Pharr Commercial Facility.
CBPAS Ollervidez attended the University of Texas, Pan American and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. In 1986, he graduated from Edinburg High School in Texas. He was also a graduate of the Professional Development Center in Frederick, Maryland. CBPAS Ollervidez was a U.S. Army veteran where he served as a medic and obtained the rank of sergeant.
CBPAS Ollervidez devoted his off-duty time to his hobbies of fishing, traveling and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife, two children and two stepchildren, two brothers, and two sisters.