Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Slain Border Patrol Agent Identified
A Border Patrol agent was killed by a suspected smuggler's vehicle that he was trying to stop near the border. He was identified as Luis Aguilar, a 32 year old father of two. He was struck on Interstate 8 in the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area about 20 miles west of Yuma. He was trying to place spike strips in the path of two vehicles believed to have illegally entered the country from Mexico when one of the vehicles hit him. Both vehicles drove back across the border into Mexico. This is so sad for his family, wife and children.