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Border Patrol Agent Aurelio Esparz Valencia | United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

Border Patrol Agent

Aurelio Esparz Valencia

United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Friday, January 26, 1996

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 9 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Automobile accident

Location: California

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Border Patrol Agent Aurelio Valencia was killed near Glamis, California, when his patrol car was struck by another vehicle while he was making a U-turn to investigate a van he suspected of containing illegal aliens.

He was conducting checkpoint operations south of the United States Border Patrol checkpoint on State Highway 78 when he observed a suspected smuggler's vehicle parked on the side of the road. His patrol car was struck as he turned around to investigate the vehicle.

Agent Valencia was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the United States Border Patrol for seven years.

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Anonymous,

Your Godfather Aurelio Valencia was an outstanding agent. He could spot a load vehicle a mile down the road. In January 2016, the Blythe station erected a monument at the checkpoint on Highway 78 where he used to work and patrol. If you're ever in the area go by to see it.
We will Never Forget
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SBPA Janalyn Buseck
USBP
May 9, 2016

 

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