Border Patrol Inspector Richard A. Lugo

Border Patrol Inspector Richard A. Lugo

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

End of Watch Sunday, May 14, 1967

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Richard A. Lugo

Border Patrol Inspector Richard Lugo was killed in an automobile crash while he and another agent were en route from Yuma, Arizona, to Andrade, California, for an assignment.

One of the rear tires on their vehicle blew out on Levee Road, causing the vehicle to go out of control and crash into a canal.

Agent Lugo was a Korean War veteran and had served with the United States Border Patrol for nine months. He had previously served with the Tucson Police Department and Pima County Sheriff's Office. He was survived by a son also named Arthur Lugo, who followed in his father's footsteps and joined the U.S. Border Patrol.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 9 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Location Arizona

mechanical failure, routine driving

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Today is the anniversary of your death. I'm so honored to have met your wife and son, who followed in your footsteps and I know has made you proud.

You are not forgotten, but are remembered as the true hero that you are!

Rest in peace, my brother.

Anastasya D. Colella
Retired U.S. Border Patrol Agent

May 14, 2020

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