Border Patrol Agent Rafael G. Sanchez passed away on October 24, 2021 . The circumstances of his passing were reviewed by an executive panel and the CBP Commissioner who determined that this death occurred in the line of duty. Agent Sanchez will be remembered for his diligent service to the nation and for his bravery in the face of danger.
Agent Sanchez entered on duty on September 16, 2002, as part of the 527th Session of the Border Patrol Academy. He was assigned to the Hebbronville Station in Laredo Sector, Texas at the time of his passing.
He is survived by his wife, three children, his mother, and three grandchildren.