Statement from Acting Commissioner Kevin McAleenan on the Death of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Isaac Morales
U.S. Customs and Border Protection mourns the death of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Isaac Morales who passed away last night as a result of injuries from an incident on May 20, 2017, in El Paso, Texas.
Agent Morales was transported to a local medical center for treatment where he remained on life support since that time. Agent Morales valiantly fought for his life, but succumbed to his wounds on May 24. The suspect believed to be responsible for the attack is currently in the custody of the El Paso Police Department.
Agent Morales, 30, entered on duty with the U.S. Border Patrol on February 18, 2008 as a member of Border Patrol Academy Class 749. He was assigned to the Ysleta Station of El Paso Sector. He is survived by his parents, Ricardo Morales, Sr. and Dolores; his brother, Ricardo Morales, Jr.; his sisters, Ana Morales Garcia and Martha; and his girlfriend, Yasmin Gonzalez.
Our thoughts are with Agent Morales’ family, friends and fellow U.S. Border Patrol Agents.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.