A Border Patrol supervisory agent from the Tucson, Arizona, sector has died in what officials are calling a “line of duty” death
U.S. Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz announced the death of Anibal “Tony” A. Perez in a Twitter post last week. The cause of death was withheld for privacy reasons, according to Fox News.
However, KVOA-TV in Tucson, citing sources it did not identify, reported Perez had died after contracting COVID-19.
Gov. Doug Ducey ordered flags at half-staff to honor Tucson Sector U.S. Border Patrol Agent Anibal “Tony” A. Perez, who recently died in the line of duty. https://t.co/G8PiRe6z8e
— KVOA News 4 Tucson (@KVOA) November 13, 2021