Border Patrol Agent Found Dead In Remote Area Of Southern Arizona

A U.S. Border Patrol agent, Robert Hotten, is being mourned by the agency after he was found dead while on duty overnight. According to sources, Hotten had been on foot patrol in a “very remote mountainous area” when he was found.

“Last night, we lost one of our own, U.S. Border Patrol Agent Robert Hotten. Agent Hotten was found unresponsive while on patrol in AZ. Agent Hotten, Class 910, served for 10 years in USBP. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife, son, loved ones, and colleagues,” acting CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan announced in a Twitter post Monday afternoon.

Customs and Border Protection, the parent agency of the Border Patrol, has not specified how the agent died, and it is not yet clear whether foul play was involved.

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