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Tucson border patrol agent dies in line of duty; flags to fly half-staff Saturday

Dec 3, 2021, 4:01 PM
(Arizona Governor's Office Photo)...
(Arizona Governor's Office Photo)
(Arizona Governor's Office Photo)

PHOENIX — Flags will fly at half-staff across the state Saturday for a Tucson border patrol agent that died in the line of duty.

Martin Barrios died Monday, according to a tweet from U.S. Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz.

Barrios served 18 years with Border Patrol.

“The tragic loss of Agent Martin Barrios is felt all across Arizona,” Gov. Doug Ducey said in a press release. “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.”

Flags will be at half-staff from sunrise to sunset.

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Tucson border patrol agent dies in line of duty; flags to fly half-staff Saturday