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Chief of Border Patrol Ron Vitiello
United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - United States Border Patrol
1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20229
Phone: (202) 344-1770
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On May 20th, in El Paso, Texas, while off-duty, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Agent Isaac Morales and a his friends were accosted by a suspect who brandished a knife. Agent Morales identified himself as a Border Patrol Agent and chased the suspect and was subsequently stabbed. The suspect was taken into custody. On May 24, 2017, Agent Morales died as a result of stab wounds he received. Agent Morales is the first law enforcement death for the U.S. Border Patrol this year.