Texas Border Patrol agent who battled COVID-19 complications laid to rest at funeral


EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — The family of the late Freddie Vasquez mourned for the Border Patrol agent during a service Wednesday afternoon.

Vasquez, who died after a long fight with COVID-19, was remembered by his family and coworkers during a service in East El Paso. The agent was 43-years-old.

Family told KTSM 9 News he had suffered from brain inflammation related to COVID-19 and had been intubated and sedated while he was hospitalized.

In a memorial, family said he was a loving son, brother, uncle and husband.

“His love for his community and family led him to serve our community as a border patrol agent for almost 19 years,” a memorial wrote.

In the field, Vasquez was revered by his colleagues and handled canine units.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

El Paso Correspondent Latest Stories

More Julian Resendiz

South Texas Correspondent Latest Stories

More Sandra Sanchez

California Correspondent Latest Stories

More Salvador Rivera

Border Report Correspondents' Stories

Latest Stories

Washington D.C.

More Washington D.C.

Don't Miss


About Border Report

The mission of BorderReport.com is to provide real-time delivery of the untold local stories about people living, working and migrating along the U.S. border with Mexico. The information is gathered by experienced and trusted Nexstar Media Group journalists hired specifically to cover the border.