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Tucson Sector BP agent dies while on patrol, CBP says

TUCSON – A U.S. Border Patrol agent died Sunday after being found unresponsive while on patrol, officials confirmed.

According to Tucson Sector Border Patrol, Agent Robert Hotten, 44, was located by fellow agents near Mount Washington, south of Patagonia.

Responding agents provided initial medical care until a medivac helicopter could airlift Agent Hotten for transport to an awaiting ambulance, officials said.

Agent Hotten, Class 910, served for 10 years in U.S. Border Patrol and was assigned to the Sonoita Station.

“My thoughts and prayers are with his wife, son, loved one, and colleagues,” wrote Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan on Twitter.

Julia Leon

Julia is a Digital Content Specialist for KVOA News 4 Tucson. In 2018, she earned a bachelor’s of arts degree in journalism from the University of Arizona.

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