Border Patrol Agent Jeffrey Ramirez
United States Department of Homeland Security – Customs and Border Protection – United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government
End of Watch: Saturday, September 15, 2012
Tour of Duty: 4 years
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Heat exhaustion
Date of Incident:
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available
Border Patrol Agent Jeffrey Ramirez died several weeks after suffering symptoms of heat stroke during a defensive tactics training exercise in Laredo, Texas, during a day where temperatures above 90-degrees.
He was transported to a hospital when he began to feel ill where he was treated for dehydration and released. After failing to wake up the following morning, he was transported back to the hospital where he remained on life support until passing away on September 15th, 2012.
Agent Ramirez had served with the United States Border Patrol for four years. He is survived by his wife, son, parents, sister, and two brothers.
Laredo is hot, but you live here long enough you can forget how much heat you’re body can take.
In a Border Patrol training two weeks ago; Jeffery Ramirez fell ill was given aid and sent to the hospital.
Upon his release from the hospital he fell asleep and never woke up again.
The family says the doctor declared it heat stroke but an autopsy is still pending.
Jeffery Ramirez was a friend, son, brother and a father.
His father remembers the days when he came home and drove to San Antonio to be with his son.
They say Jeffery could only be described as happy-go-lucky and his untimely death has left a whole community grieving.
Captain Eloy Vega says, working outside in our current 90 degree weather we need to stay hydrated.
“Those of us that work outside for instance firefighters border patrol athletes band members practicing need to remember to hydrate even though lately if hasn’t been in the 90’s its still hot,” said Vega.
The rosary will be this Friday at the hillside funeral home.