Fallen Agent: LUIS A. SANTIAGO
DOB: November 9, 1964
Entered: June 6, 1994
Departed: March 28, 1995
Postion: Border Patrol Agent (Trainee)
At approximately 11:45 p.m., Agent Santiago was working in a canyon near Lower Otay Reservoir when he and other agents saw a group of about 20 illegal aliens. The agents identified themselves as Border Patrol and ordered the aliens to stop. The group scattered and the agents followed. Agent Santiago gave chase along the rim of the canyon, taking a narrow trail that leads to the edge of a cliff. He lost his footing on loose rock and slippery grass and fell approximately 120 feet to his death. On June 6, 1994, Luis Santiago joined the U.S. Border Patrol as a BPA (Trainee) at the San Diego Sector/Brown Field Station in San Diego, California. After entering on duty, he was sent to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia. On October 18, 1994, Agent Santiago graduated successfully from the 267th Session and returned to San Diego. Agent Santiago was one week short of taking his ten month examination.