Phoenix, Arizona - Governor Doug Ducey ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset, Tuesday, October 8, 2019, to honor Border Patrol Agent Robert Hotten. On Monday, October 7, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported that Agent Hotten died in the line of duty. He was a 10-year veteran of U.S. Border Patrol.
“Arizona’s prayers are with the family and loved ones of Agent Robert Hotten and the entire Border Patrol community,” said Governor Ducey. “Agent Hotten served with U.S. Customs and Border Protection for 10 years, working to protect our nation and our communities. In honor of Agent Robert Hotten’s life and service to Arizona and our country, I’ve ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff.”