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Ricardo Zarate

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Border Patrol Agent Ricardo Zarate passed away on August 16, 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 Zarate will be remembered for his diligent service to the nation and for his bravery in the face of danger.

Agent Zarate entered on duty on February 12, 2009, as part of the 922nd Session of the Border Patrol Academy.   At the time of his passing, he was assigned to the McAllen Station in the Rio Grande Valley Sector, Texas.

He is survived by his wife, two children, his parents, and two brothers.



Last Modified: Aug 26, 2021