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.”

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.

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