Border Patrol Agent Jose Daniel Barraza

Border Patrol Agent Jose Daniel Barraza

United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

End of Watch Monday, April 18, 2016

Jose Daniel Barraza

Border Patrol Agent Jose Barraza was killed in a vehicle crash on I-10, near Fort Hancock, Texas, at approximately 7:30 am.

He was nearing the end of his shift when his patrol truck collided with the rear of a semi near mile marker 78. Agent Barraza was killed at the scene. His canine partner suffered minor injuries.

Agent Barraza had served with the United States Border Patrol for almost eight years and was assigned to the Sierra Blanca Station. He is survived by his wife, two sons, and mother.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 7 years, 8 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Location Texas

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Good evening my son, today marks the 2nd year when we watched, cried, begged and many other feelings when you were placed at your final resting place, the cemetery. It is as if it was yesterday. I wished a million times that I could fix this. However, I don’t have that power. It’s not like when you were a small boy and you’d scrape your knee, mommy would place a bandage over it and it would heal. There is no way a bandage is big enough to fix this. So I’ll keep waiting, remembering, and deal with the pain on a daily bases until I see you again. I love you son!!! I miss you beyond this earth. Please come and see me at times.

Mom/President of WTC Tammy Avent
Mother of BPA Jose (Joey) Barraza EOW: 4-18-16

April 23, 2018

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