U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer Troy Adkins passed away on December 31, 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. CBPO Adkins will be remembered for his diligent service to the nation and for his bravery in the face of danger.
Officer Adkins began his career with CBP on March 5, 2007, and most recently worked at the Port of El Paso, Texas. Prior to joining CBP, Officer Adkins worked with the El Paso Fire Department – Station 6 as a fire suppression technician from 1997 to 2007. He also served honorably in the U.S. Navy from 1991 to 1995.
Friends and coworkers described Officer Adkins as a man who loved his family, his country and his dog “Blu.” He was passionate about his hobbies, loved fast cars, four-wheeling, the outdoors and Harley Davidson motorcycles. He was known as a great friend, loyal, hardworking and caring. He is survived by his wife, his son, three step children and two grand children.