On December 23, 2017, at approximately 12 o'clock noon, Alex Franco took his Motorcycle out for a ride on SR 74 (Ortega Highway) from Lake Elsinore, CA. At 1:11 p.m., Alex was taking a blind turn near mile marker 16 eastbound and got into the opposing lane. He was struck head on by a SUV. He died instantly. The other driver did not receive any injuries. Alex is survived by his wife Jo, his son Alex Jr, and his daughter Evelyn.
Isaac Morales, 30, of El Paso, TX, passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. He was born in El Paso, TX on October 15, 1986. Isaac is a graduate of San Elizario High School and Western Technical Institute where he received a degree as a Medical Assistant. He was a member of the CBP Explorer Program and had a passion for his work.
Border Patrol Agent Isaac Morales succumbed to wounds sustained four days earlier when he was stabbed in an unprovoked attack in El Paso, Texas, while off duty.
Agent Morales and several friend were walking to their cars in the 12000 block of Tierre Este when they were confronted by the subject. Agent Morales identified himself as a United States Border Patrol agent in an attempt to diffuse the situation. The man then attacked him with a knife and stabbed him in the eye.
Despite the wound, Agent Morales chased the subject with several witnesses. The man was subdued by citizens and taken into custody by responding officers.
Agent Morales was transported to a local hospital where he remained in critical condition until passing away on May 24th, 2017.
Agent Morales had served with the United States Border Patrol for eight years and was assigned to the Ysleta Border Patrol Station.
Isaac is survived by his parents; Mr. Ricardo Morales Sr. and Mrs. Dolores Morales. Sisters; Ana and Martha Morales. Brother; Ricardo Morales Jr. and Fiancée Jasmine Gonzalez.