Services set for Yuma Border Patrol agent who died while working at checkpoint

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John Hoag III By Jennifer Thomas John Hoag III By Jennifer Thomas

YUMA – Services have been set for a border agent who collapsed and died while working at a southern Arizona checkpoint.

A news release from the Department of Homeland Security indicates Agent John Hoag III collapsed at about 4:30 a.m. on Thursday. He was working at the immigration checkpoint on Highway 95.

Hoag was taken to the Yuma Regional Medical Center where he died at about 7 a.m.

He was 40 years old. Hoag had celebrated six years with the Border Patrol on Dec. 15.

His colleagues released a statement saying “This is a loss that is deeply felt by the men and women of the Yuma sector. John was a member of our family and we will miss him. The United States Border patrol will honor John’s memory in everything we do as we work to provide for a secure America.

A viewing will be held Monday afternoon in Yuma, with a funeral service and burial on Tuesday morning.

He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Angela, three children and his mother.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.