Local Border Patrol agent recognized for heroic act

El Centro Border Patrol Agent Jonathan Morales was named Officer of the Year at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in Chicago on Sunday for his heroic acts during the deadly Chabad Poway shooting on April 27. PHOTO COURTESY OF U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION

CHICAGO — A local Border Patrol agent was named Officer of the Year at an international law enforcement conference for his heroic acts during the deadly Poway synagogue shooting on April 27.

Agent Jonathan Morales was presented with the prestigious award Sunday during the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in Chicago.

Staff Writer Julio Morales can be reached at jmorales@ivpressonline.com or 760-337-3415.

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