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

emergency response, narcotics, smuggling

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Agent Pena,
On today, the 2nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country and to the Patrol. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

A fellow BPA

United States Border Patrol

December 23, 2021

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