Manuel Alvarez, an Agent out of the Casa Grande station, passed away August 11th, 2016 in a motorcycle accident while on duty. He and another agent were conducting a dirt bike patrol of rugged land when their motorcycles collided, causing Agent Alvarez to suffer fatal injuries. Manuel entered on duty July 17, 2003 with class 557. Agent Alvarez had served with the United States Border Patrol for 13 years. He is survived by his wife and four children.