Officer Alfonso H. Murrieta

Officer Alfonso H. Murrieta

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

End of Watch Thursday, July 9, 2020

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Alfonso H. Murrieta

Officer Alfonso Murrieta died after contracting COVID-19 in a presumed exposure while on duty at Tucson International Airport in Arizona.

Officer Murrieta volunteered to assist with local policing duties at the airport after an outbreak of COVID-19 amongst members of the Tucson International Airport Police Department disrupted staffing.

Officer Murrieta had served with the United States Customs and Border Protection - Office of Field Operations and the former United States Immigration and Naturalization Service for 32 years. He is survived by his wife and four children.

Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.

Bio

  • Age 57
  • Tour 32 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Location Arizona

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Officer Murrieta,
On today, the 1st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

July 9, 2021

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