Border Patrol Agent Edgardo Acosta-Feliciano

Border Patrol Agent Edgardo Acosta-Feliciano

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

End of Watch Saturday, July 31, 2021

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Edgardo Acosta-Feliciano

Border Patrol Agent Edgardo Acosta-Feliciano died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Agent Acosta-Feliciano was a U.S. Army veteran. He had served with the United States Border Patrol for 15 years and was assigned to the Deming Station in the El Paso Sector. He had previously served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for six years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, two sons, father, and five siblings.

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 48
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge D-143
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Location Texas
  • Incident Date Not available

communicable disease, COVID-19

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