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 accident 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, causing the vehicle to go out of control and crash into a canal.

Agent Lugo had been with the agency for nine months. 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

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Location Arizona

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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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