Border Patrol has identified the agent that was killed in a crash on Thursday.
Two Border Patrol agents were involved in a motorcycle crash on Thursday. According to authorities, Manuel Alvarez, 37, was killed in the incident.
Officials said the collision took place south of Sells, Ariz., on the Tohono O’odham reservation.
Agents escorted the fallen agent to the Office of the Medical Examiner’s Office in Tucson from Casa Grande.
U.S. Representative Martha McSally released the following statement in response to the agent’s death.
“I’m deeply saddened to hear of the death of Border Patrol Agent Manuel Alvarez. Agent Alvarez put his life on the line so that others could be kept safe. He died while serving to protect our communities and our nation, and his death is felt by all Southern Arizonans. There’s no denying the danger agents face every time they put on the uniform, and for that, they deserve our constant and unwavering gratitude. My sincere condolences go out to Agent Alvarez’s family, friends, and loved ones during this difficult time.”
Alvarez is survived by his wife and four children.