Border Patrol Agent Freddie Vasquez

Border Patrol Agent Freddie Vasquez

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

End of Watch Saturday, May 8, 2021

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Freddie Vasquez

Border Patrol Agent Freddie Vasquez died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Border Patrol Agent Vasquez had served with the United States Border Patrol for 19 years and was assigned to the Hondo Pass Station in El Paso, Texas. He is survived by his wife, three sons, daughter, parents, and two brothers.

The Effects of COVID on Law Enforcement

Beginning in early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country began to contract COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Due to the nature of their job, law enforcement officers were required to work and interact with the community even as the majority of the country was self-quarantined. As a result, hundreds of officers died from COVID-related illnesses and other complications.

Corrections agencies, in particular, suffered tremendous losses due to the constant and close proximity between the corrections officers and large inmate populations. Since March 2020, ODMP has verified that over 900 law enforcement officers have died as the result of a confirmed or presumed exposure while on duty and continues to work with hundreds of other agencies that have suffered a COVID-related death.

Visit ODMP's COVID-19 memorial listing every officer who has died as a result of a confirmed or presumed exposure.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge EK-176

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Location Texas
  • Incident Date Not available

COVID-19, communicable disease

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It’s a year today since your End of Watch. Still hard to believe that you’re not here. I miss hearing you on the radio, seeing you at PDT or occasionally at UOF or QFQ training at the Station or at STN. Take care and remember, you’re always 10-8 in our hearts.

Mike Casey
El Paso Station

Border Patrol Agent Michael Casey
United States Border Patrol

May 8, 2022

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