U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer Lucas Saucedo passed away on August 21, 2020. The circumstances of his passing were reviewed by an executive panel and the CBP Commissioner who agreed that this death occurred in the line of duty. Officer Saucedo will be remembered for his diligent service to the nation and for his bravery in the face of danger.
Officer Saucedo started his career on October 17, 2005. He served in Eagle Pass, Texas, where he was born and raised and understood the challenges and opportunities of a border town. As a native of Texas – and in particular the border community of Eagle Pass – CBP was an important part of his entire life. Officer Saucedo was president of the local chapter of the Blue Knights International Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, a non-profit fraternal organization of active and retired law enforcement officers who do charitable works in their communities. He was known to ride his motorcycle to work nearly every day, regardless of the weather. The club was part of the procession that brought his remains from the hospital back home. He graduated the Basic Peace Officer Academy at the Southwest Texas Junior College in Eagle Pass in 1997, and graduated the college's Law Enforcement Academy later that same year. Officer Saucedo started off as a port security officer and eventually became a CBP Officer in 2005.
Officer Saucedo is survived by his wife, three daughters, a son, and a grandson.