U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer Ruben Facio passed away on July 17, 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 Facio will be remembered for his diligent service to the nation and for his bravery in the face of danger.
Officer Facio began his CBP career on January 12, 2004. He recently served at the Port of New Orleans where he was assigned to passenger operations with duties that included
processing arriving and departing international air and sea passengers, crew members, baggage and conveyances. Since April 2021, Officer Facio had been serving a temporary detail for Operation Southern Support in support of the U.S. Border Patrol in Yuma, Arizona.
He is survived by two sons and a daughter, his father and seven brothers and sisters.