Border Patrol Agent Luis O. Peña, Jr.

Border Patrol Agent Luis O. Peña, Jr.

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

End of Watch Monday, December 23, 2019

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Luis O. Peña, Jr.

Border Patrol Agent Luis Peña succumbed to injuries sustained on October 18th, 2007, while responding to assist other agents in apprehending a narcotics smuggling group on the Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation.

Agent Peña's patrol vehicle left the roadway and rolled over near milepost 4 on Indian Route 20 near Sells, Arizona. He suffered several injuries in the crash that left him paralyzed. He succumbed to complications of his injuries on December 23rd, 2019.

Agent Peña had previously served with the Amtrak Police Department. He is survived by his two daughters, parents, and two sisters.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Location Arizona
  • Incident Date Thursday, October 18, 2007

narcotics, emergency response, smuggling

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We cannot fully honor our heroes of the present without honoring our heroes of the past, Your heroism and service is honored today. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis LoyaMom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 12, 2021

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