US Border Patrol Agent Robert Hotten Line of Duty Death

The Family, friends and coworkers morn the passing of US Border Patrol Agent Robert Hotten.

Robert was 44 at the time and was found unresponsive near Mount Washington, south of Patagonia. Agent Hotten has been with the Border Patrol since September 10, 2009. He was assigned to the Sonotia Border Patrol Station, and was member of the FOP, Arizona Federal Lodge.

On Sunday, 10/6/2019, Agent Hotten and two other agents were searching for suspected smugglers, south of Patagonia, near Mount Washington. The agents became separated and lost contact with Agent Hotten. Agents found him unresponsive, suffering from an unknown medical event. Responding Border Patrol EMTs provided on scene medical assistance for over two hours, until Agent Hotten was airlifted to an area hospital. Upon arrival at the Nogales Regional Hospital, Agent Hotten was pronounced dead.

His survived by his wife and son.

His death is under investigation by the Pima County Sheriff’s Office, FBI and US Border Patrol.

Please keep his family in your prayers.