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Statement - Passing of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Johan Mordan

Release Date: 
June 13, 2020

On Thursday, June 11, 2020, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Border Patrol Agent (BPA) Johan Mordan of the Lordsburg Station was working in the remote boot heel area of New Mexico when agents lost communications with him.

A search ensued and, within minutes, responding agents found BPA Mordan unresponsive lying on a trail.  Agents immediately began CPR (chest compressions) and air support was requested for extraction. 

Agents worked exhaustedly trying to save him, unfortunately BPA Mordan could not be revived.  All proper notifications and investigative protocols have been initiated. 

BPA Mordan entered on duty with CBP and the U.S. Border Patrol on July 8, 2019, as a member of Session 1127 and was 26 years old at the time of his death. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021