David Gomez

David Gomez  Age: 44  Tour: 20 years  End of Watch: November 15, 2016

David Gomez

Age: 44

Tour: 20 years

End of Watch: November 15, 2016

Agent Gomez entered on duty with the U.S. Border Patrol on 2/12/1996 as a member of class 299. He and several other agents were riding on McKelligan Canyon Road when Agent Gomez suffered the heart attack and fell from his bike. The other agents immediately began CPR and continued lifesaving efforts until medics arrived. He was transported to a local hospital where he was kept on life support until passing away the following day.
Agent Gomez had served with the United States Border Patrol for 20 years. He is survived by his wife, three children, parents, and two brothers.

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Manuel Alvarez

Manuel Alvarez  Age: 37  Tour: 13 yrs  End of Watch: August 11th, 2016

Manuel Alvarez

Age: 37

Tour: 13 yrs

End of Watch: August 11th, 2016

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.

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Julian M. Larranaga

Julian M. Larranaga  Age: 51  Tour: 24 years  End of Watch: May 31,2016

Julian M. Larranaga

Age: 51

Tour: 24 years

End of Watch: May 31,2016

Julian Larranaga, 51, of Calexico, CA passed away on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. Julian was born on August 3, 1964 in Mexicali, B.C, Mexico. He married Patty Patino on October 5, 1991 in Calexico, CA. He worked as a U.S. Border Patrol agent for 24 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Julian and Alejandrina Larranaga. He is survived by his wife, Patty P. Larranaga; children, Mayra A., Julian A., Natalia J.P. Larranaga of Calexico, CA; siblings, Maria Santiago, Martha Larranaga, Gloria Larranaga, Domingo Larranaga, Linda Rucobo, Alicia Larranaga and Lupe L. Ponce of Calexico, CA.

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Jose D. Barraza

Jose D. Barraza  Age: 29  Tour: 7 years 8 months  End of Watch: April 18, 2016

Jose D. Barraza

Age: 29

Tour: 7 years 8 months

End of Watch: April 18, 2016

Border Patrol Agent Jose Barraza was killed in a vehicle crash on I-10, near Fort Hancock, Texas, at approximately 7:30 am.

He was nearing the end of his shift when his patrol truck collided with the rear of a semi near mile marker 78. Agent Barraza was killed at the scene. His canine partner suffered minor injuries.

Agent Barraza had served with the United States Border Patrol for almost eight years and was assigned to the Sierra Blanca Station. He is survived by his wife, two sons, and mother.

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