Officer Roel De La Fuente

Officer Roel De La Fuente

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

End of Watch Monday, July 13, 2020

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Roel De La Fuente

Officer Roel De La Fuente died after contracting COVID-19 as the result of presumed exposure at the Pharr Commercial Facility in Hidalgo County, Texas.

Officer De La Fuente had served with the United States Customs and Border Protection - Office of Field Operations for 19 years. He is survived by his wife and two 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.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Location Texas

communicable disease, COVID-19

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I am extremely moved and humbled by every message filled with sincere love and kindness that I read here. My husband, Roel De La Fuente loved God, Life, his Family, his work and every friendship he had. He was a humble servant that was always their to lend a hand to anyone that asked. He definitely was a Hero to my two children and I. We continue to miss him terribly, but know he is in a great place looking down on us and continuing to protect us. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the kind words. I wish I had seen these messages before. Reading them is part of what helps heal our heart ❤️

Yadira De La Fuente

August 10, 2021

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