Border Patrol agent dies on duty
Agent Alfredo Niño died after being found unresponsive
Duty Death: Alfredo Niño - [Animas, New Mexico]
End of Service: 01/14/2020
By Amanda Lien
ANIMAS, N.M. — A U.S. Border Patrol agent died after being found unresponsive while on duty.
KTSM reports Agent Alfred Niño, 48, died Jan. 14 after he was found unresponsive while at the Garza Border Patrol Forwarding Operations Base in Animas, N.M.
“It is with a heavy heart that the El Paso Sector announces the death of Border Patrol Agent Alfredo Niño,” the Border Patrol wrote in a statement sent to KTSM. “…Our thoughts and prayers are with the Niño family, friends and Border Patrol Agents of the El Paso Sector.”
It is with a heavy heart that I announce the death of #BorderPatrol Agent Alfredo Nino of the #SantaTeresa, #NewMexico station. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Nino family, friends, & #USBP agents of the #ElPaso Sector. #HonorFirst @CBP @CBPWestTexas pic.twitter.com/tJjDZbzbNx— USBP Chief Patrol Agent, El Paso Sector (@USBPChiefEPT) January 16, 2020
According to the Border Patrol statement, Niño had served as a Border Patrol agent since 2007. He is survived by his wife, two daughters and one son.