Javier Fabela Obituary, Death – The 13th of November, 2022 was the day that Supervisory Border Patrol Agent (SBPA) Javier R. Fabela passed away. The preliminary evidence suggests that SBPA Fabela took his own life, which is very unfortunate. SBPA Fabela was a member of the 567th Session of the Border Patrol Academy when she reported for duty on October 19, 2003 at McAllen Station in what was then known as the McAllen Sector.

During the course of his career, he was promoted and given a position in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Intelligence Unit after completing a transfer to the Hebbronville Station in the Laredo Sector. After that, he returned to the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector. At the time of his passing, he had been working at the Weslaco Station for 49 years and was of that age. SBPA Fabela, a veteran of the United States Army, had a deep passion for serving his country, his community, and this organization; however, he loved his family more than anything else.

He cherished time spent with his family above all else, as well as the great outdoors, fast cars, and the Dallas Cowboys. He was a law enforcement officer who was committed and enthusiastic about his work, and he would leap at the opportunity to participate in an investigation or a special project. His friends will remember him for having an innate ability to make people laugh, for being able to ease tension in a room, and for having a spontaneous instinct to fly by the seat of his pants.

His classmates will remember him for his compassionate nature, and many of them will miss his thoughtful messages of congratulations to classmates on their professional accomplishments. SBPA Fabela’s wife, Damaris, and their eight children will carry on his legacy after his passing. Our deepest sympathies are extended to SBPA Fabela’s family, friends, and coworkers on their recent loss.

As we try to come to terms with this devastating loss, we ask that you keep those affected in your thoughts and prayers and that you keep in mind that assistance is always available. The Chaplain, the Peer Support Members, and the Employee Assistance Program are all available whenever you need them, day or night, seven days a week. You can get immediate help by calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 or chatting with someone online at