Border Patrol Agent Aurelio Esparz Valencia

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

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Aurelio Esparz Valencia

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.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Location California

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Agent Valencia,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but when you served with the USMC as well. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A Fellow BPA; former Marine

United States Border Patrol

January 26, 2021

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