Border Patrol Chief Mark Morgan and I are deeply saddened to inform you of the death of Border Patrol Agent Manuel Alvarez. On Thursday, August 11, 2016, Agent Alvarez, was involved in a motorcycle accident while on duty.
Border Patrol Agent Alvarez was assigned to the Casa Grande Station of the Tucson Sector. He is survived by his wife and four children. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Agent Alvarez.
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.