Hero Down: U.S. CBP Agent William Lechausse Dies From Medical Condition

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agent William Lechausse died unexpectedly on Feb. 11.

Blythe, CA – U.S. Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol Agent William Lechausse died from an unspecified medical condition on Feb. 11.

Agent Lechausse, 34, was assigned to the Blythe Station in Yuma Sector, where he had been serving since April of 2016, U.S. Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott said in a statement, according to Old Patrol HQ.

“I extend my deepest condolences to Agent Lechausse’s family, friends, and colleagues during this difficult time,” Chief Scott said. “I ask that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers.”

Agent Lechausse was described as a “sweet, funny, happy, genuine, loving and all-around amazing human being,” according to his obituary. “William was full of life, and he lived it to the fullest.”

“While William accomplished so much, including receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of New Haven and becoming a Federal Border Patrol Agent, if you knew him, you knew that his proudest achievement was his family,” the tribute read. “He loved them with every ounce of his existence and was not ashamed of telling anyone and everyone of the love he had for his wife and son.”

Agent Lechausse leaves behind his wife of nine years, Kandus, and their one-year-old son, Zephyr.

He is also survived by his parents, sister, and many friends and extended family members.

“It was an honor guarding our great nation alongside him,” coworker Gary Biggs wrote in a memorial tribute. “My condolences to William’s family.”

Agent Lechausse will be laid to rest on Tuesday.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of U.S. Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol Agent William Lechausse, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.