Governor Doug Ducey ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset tomorrow, December 4, 2021, to honor Tucson sector U.S. Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Martin Barrios.
U.S. Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz announced on Twitter on Friday that Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Martin Barrios died on Monday, Nov. 29.
Details surrounding Barrios’ death have not been released.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones. We will always remember his service,” Tucson Sector Chief John R. Modlin tweeted early Friday.
The tragic loss of Agent Martin Barrios is felt all across Arizona,” said Ducey. “His years of dedicated service in the Navy and as a border patrol agent helped protect our state and nation. Agent Barrios’ death is a sobering reminder of the danger law enforcement professionals face every day — and we are grateful for his unwavering bravery. Our deepest condolences go to his family, loved ones and colleagues with the Tucson sector border patrol. In honor of Agent Barrios’ life, service and bravery, I’ve ordered flags be lowered to half-staff.”