Border Patrol Agent Agustin Aguilar, Jr.

Border Patrol Agent Agustin Aguilar, Jr.

United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

End of Watch Saturday, July 25, 2020

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Agustin Aguilar, Jr.

Border Patrol Agent Agustin Aguilar died after contracting COVID-19 in a presumed exposure while on duty.

Agent Aguilar had served with the United States Border Patrol for 19 years and was assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station. He is survived by his wife, three children, parents, and 10 siblings.

The Effects of COVID on Law Enforcement

Beginning in early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country began to contract COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Due to the nature of their job, law enforcement officers were required to work and interact with the community even as the majority of the country was self-quarantined. As a result, hundreds of officers died from COVID-related illnesses and other complications.

Corrections agencies, in particular, suffered tremendous losses due to the constant and close proximity between the corrections officers and large inmate populations. Since March 2020, ODMP has verified that over 900 law enforcement officers have died as the result of a confirmed or presumed exposure while on duty and continues to work with hundreds of other agencies that have suffered a COVID-related death.

Visit ODMP's COVID-19 memorial listing every officer who has died as a result of a confirmed or presumed exposure.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge P-209

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Location Texas

COVID-19, communicable disease

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Rest in peace Border Patrol Agent Aguilar.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 25, 2023

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