Jarod C. Dittman

Jarod C. Dittman  Age: 28  Tour: 1 year  End of Watch: March 30, 2008

Jarod C. Dittman

Age: 28

Tour: 1 year

End of Watch: March 30, 2008

Jarod Charles Dittman 28, formerly of Centre County Pennsylvania went to be with the Lord on March 30, 2008. He leaves behind a beloved wife, Pavlina, and daughter, Angela Nicole. Jarod was born September 6, 1979 in Fargo, North Dakota. He graduated from Philipsburg-Osceola High School in 1998 and later went on to graduate from The Pennsylvania State University. He married Pavlina Dudeva on May 20, 2004 in Skopje Macedonia. Angela Nicole Dittman, his precious daughter, was born on October 27, 2006 in State College, Pa. Jarod was a member of the Civil War Reenactment group the 148th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, Company C. He served in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard and was deployed to Kosovo and to New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. Jarod was a patriotic man. He continued in his service to his country and began his career as a Border Patrol Agent for the Department of Homeland Security in March of 2007. He loved his career and his fellow agents. He died while in the line of duty. On Saturday, April 5, 2008, Jarod's sacrifice and life were honored in a memorial service in San Diego, CA attended by approximately 1000 fellow service members and accompanied by a full motorcade involving over 200 police and official vehicles.

Jarod was a giving and gentle man who would help anyone and did. While deployed to Kosovo he saw that the children were in need of winter clothing and orchestrated a drive to collect coats and boots in the U.S. and then distributed them throughout the countryside. Jarod was a loving man who considered family top priority. He was committed and dedicated to showing those around him how much he cared for them. Jarod was a godly man. He was baptized and confirmed in the United Methodist church and lived his life as a follower of Jesus Christ.

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Luis Alberto Aguilar

Luis Alberto Aguilar  Age: 31  Tour: 6 years  End of Watch: January 19, 2008

Luis Alberto Aguilar

Age: 31

Tour: 6 years

End of Watch: January 19, 2008

Senior Border Patrol Agent Luis Aguilar was killed when he was intentionally struck by the driver of a vehicle he was attempting to stop.

Border patrol agents observed a brown Hummer and a red Ford F-250 pickup crossing from Mexico into the United States about 20 miles west of Yuma, Arizona. Agents on normal patrol watched as the vehicles traveled west on I-8. The drivers of the Hummer and the pickup saw that the agents were following them and turned around, heading back the way they had come, with the Border Patrol following them. As Agent Aguilar deployed spike strips, near the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area, he was intentionally struck by the the driver of the Hummer.

Both vehicles fled into Mexico, where the suspect who struck Agent Aguilar was later apprehended. A second suspect turned himself in to authorities in the United States. The suspect who was apprehended in Mexico was later released by Mexican authorities who claimed there was no international arrest warrant for his arrest. He was re-arrested in Mexico in February 2009 and extradited to the United States in January 2010 to face murder charges.

In April 2011 the subject was convicted of second degree murder and related charges.

Agent Aguilar had served with the Border Patrol for six years and was assigned to the Yuma Sector. He is survived by his wife, two children, brother, and sister.

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