Border Patrol Agent Luis A. Santiago

Border Patrol Agent Luis A. Santiago

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

End of Watch Tuesday, March 28, 1995

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Luis A. Santiago

Border Patrol Agent Luis Santiago died after falling 120-feet to the base of the Lower Otay Reservoir dam during a foot pursuit of illegal immigrants in San Diego County, California.

He and several other agents were chasing the group at approximately 12:30 am when he slipped on loose rocks and fell.

Agent Santiago was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the United States Border Patrol for 10 months. He is survived by mother and eight siblings.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 10 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Fall
  • Location California
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

foot pursuit, illegal alien

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Agent Santiago
I watched your story on Evil Encounters on the Travel Channel.
Air date 8-12-17..
I am glad you got the one who took your life and now you are in Gods kingdom.
I lost my LE partner in 07.He was shot and killed during a traffic stop.
Unlike you they caught the shooter and my LE partner is with you in Gods kingdom.
May you both rest in peace..

Retired State Constable CT Damato
S.C. State Constable(retired)

April 5, 2021

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