Fallen Agent: NATHANIEL A. AFOLAYAN
Entered: February 16, 2009
Departed: May 1, 2009
Postion: Border Patrol Agent Intern
Border Patrol Agent Nathaniel Afolayan passed away the day after collapsing at the Border Patrol Academy in Artesia, New Mexico.
He had just completed the 1Ã½-mile run portion of the physical techniques final exam when he collapsed.
He was flown to the Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas, where he passed away the following day.
Agent Afolayan had been sworn in as an agent at the beginning of the academy session in February and had served with the Border Patrol for 10 weeks. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, parents, and three siblings.