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.
PHOENIX – The Fraternal Order of Police conducted a day of fundraising for the family of a fallen Phoenix police officer.
We collected both money and diapers at FOP Lodge 2 — located at 12851 N. 19th Ave., at Sweetwater.
Officer Travis Murphy was gunned down in the line of duty in May, leaving behind a wife and two young children.
His widow is left behind to deal with both the loss of her husband and a significant loss of the family’s income.
“Our goal is to try and raise some money to kind of tide them over and help them out — and, not worry about the mortgage payment and things like that — until they can get back on their feet and live some kind of a normal life again,” said Phoenix Police Officer Dave Hopkins.
The FOP served breakfast, lunch and dinner for a $5 donation.
Murphy’s widow, Danielle, was among those at the pasta dinner that raised more than $38,000 to support the couple’s two young children, Kailee, 2, and infant Cody. The officer’s baby boy was born just two weeks before he was shot and killed during a suspicious-vehicle stop in central Phoenix. The lodge traditionally hosts fundraisers for officers killed or injured in the line of duty.