Governor Dough Ducey is honoring the death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent killed in a motorcycle crash by ordering state flags to be lowered to half-staff.  According to Border Patrol spokesman, 37-year-old Manuel Alvarez was killed in a horrific motorcycle crash while on duty in the Tucson sector.  Alvarez was stationed at the

Casa Grande Border Patrol Station in the Tucson Sector and had been an agent since July 2003.  He is survived by a wife and four children.  Ducey says the death of Alvarez serves as a “tragic reminder of the daily risks” that law enforcement officers face.  This is the first border agent to die in two years while on duty.  Ducey will also order flags at half-staff on the day of Alvarez’s funeral.

Kris Dugan