Border patrol agent laid to rest; memorial fund set up

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Border patrol agent laid to rest; memorial fund set up

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IMPERIAL, CA - The local border patrol agent who was killed in a car crash over a week ago was laid to rest over the weekend.

26-year old agent Francisco Puga of the El Centro sector's ATV unit lost his life after his vehicle rolled off the road following a crash. Agent Puga was on his way to work and he was not wearing a seat belt.

The El Centro Border Patrol Union tells KSWT News 13 Puga was not officially on duty. Therefore his wife will not be entitled to the extra compensation given to those who are killed in the line of duty.

To help with medical expenses an account was set up for Agent Puga. The account number is 215050. If you wish to donate you can transfer funds via Cabrillo home banking or mail a check to:

Cabrillo Credit Union

Attn: Francisco Puga Memorial Account

10075 Carroll Canyon Road

San Diego, CA 92131

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