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.
In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.