Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) introduced a resolution honoring Border Patrol Agent Luis A. Aguilar, who was killed in the line of duty last week near Yuma, Arizona. Agent Aguilar was killed while attempting to stop smugglers fleeing into Mexico. Agent Aguilar is survived by his mother and father, his wife, Erica Aguilar, his two children, Luis and Ariana, his brother, senior Border Patrol agent Marco Antonio Aguilar, and his sister, Angie Aguilar.
“Neither Agent Aguilar’s murder, nor his dedicated service to his country, should be forgotten,” noted Rep. Zoe Lofgren. “Everyday the brave men and women of our border patrol stand as guardians at our nation’s borders. Agent Aguilar selflessly gave his life to keep his fellow American’s safe. Today, I join with my colleagues to honor his service by introducing this resolution.”
Full text of the resolution below:
Honoring the life of senior Border Patrol agent Luis A. Aguilar, who lost his life in the line of duty near Yuma,
Arizona, on January 19, 2008.
Whereas Luis Aguilar was born in El Paso, Texas, on November 26, 1976, to Luis Aguilar and Cecilia G. Silva; Whereas Luis Aguilar resided in Somerton, Arizona, and is survived by his mother and father, his wife, Erica Aguilar, his two children, Luis and Ariana, his brother, senior Border Patrol agent Marco Antonio Aguilar, and his sister, Angie Aguilar;
Whereas Luis Aguilar joined the United States Border Patrol on July 21, 2002;
Whereas on January 19, 2008, after over 5 years of dedicated service in the United States Border Patrol, Luis Aguilar selflessly paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to the United States;
Whereas Border Patrol agents carry out the vital role of protecting our Nation’s borders and ensuring the safety of the United States;
Whereas Border Patrol agents work devotedly and selflessly on behalf of the people of the United States, without regard for the peril or danger to themselves; and
Whereas the United States will forever be grateful for the service of Luis Aguilar and mourn his loss:
Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the House of Representatives— recognizes the dedication and sacrifice made by the men and women who have lost their lives while serving as United States Border Patrol agents; honors Luis Aguilar for his service as a Border Patrol agent and for his sacrifice to the United States; and extends its deepest condolences to the family of Luis Aguilar.
Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren is serving her seventh term in Congress representing most of the City of San Jose and Santa Clara County. She serves as Chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law. She also Chairs the House Administration Subcommittee on Elections and serves on the House Homeland Security Committee. Congresswoman Lofgren is Chair of the California Democratic Congressional Delegation consisting of 34 Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives from California.