Officer Ruben Facio

Officer Ruben Facio

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

End of Watch Saturday, July 17, 2021

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Ruben Facio

Officer Ruben Facio died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty while on temporary assignment to Operation Southern Support in Yuma, Arizona.

Officer Facio had served with the United States Customs and Border Protection - Office of Field Operations for 17 years. He is survived by his daughter, two sons, father, and seven siblings.

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 57
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Location Arizona
  • Incident Date Not available

communicable disease, COVID-19

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You were a great friend and coworker, Ruben. No matter how tough our line of work was, you always had a bright smile on your face and had the natural ability to lighten any situation presented. RIP brother...

Caryl J. Thompson
Criminal Investigator
Homeland Security Investigations

December 6, 2021

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