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Franco Aguilar Richfield, Utah Sergeant Franco Aguilar, 36, of Richfield, Utah, was killed April 29, 2010, while in the line of duty, as he was investigating a traffic accident doing one of the things he did best, helping others. He was born April 28, 1974, in Abasolo, Mexico, to Gerardo and Rosalba Aguilar. He married Jamie Farley on July 15, 1993, in Provo. Sgt. Aguilar was known for his dedication to his career, to his fellow officers, and to his community. Always pushing himself and those around him to become better at what they do. Sgt. Aguilar was a leader by example and would not ask his deputies to do anything he would not do himself. Sgt. Aguilar began his career in 2000 as a corrections officer and was assigned to the Sevier County Jail. From there he transferred to an assignment in patrol. Sgt. Aguilar was hired by Richfield City Police Department a few years later. He was then rehired by Sevier County Sheriff's Office in 2005. Sgt. Aguilar then took the opportunity to work for the Utah Highway Patrol. He had an assignment in the Nephi Utah area. After a short stint there he was rehired by the Sevier County Sheriff's Office in 2007 where he was assigned to Patrol. In 2009 he was promoted to Sergeant. He served six years with United States Marine Corp. He was a Drug Recognition Expert, Taser instructor, member of the Sevier County SWAT team, and member of the Sevier County Gang Task Force. He is survived by his wife, Jamie, and their five children, Antonio, Alyssa, Nicolas, Angelia and Isabella; parents, Gerardo and Rosalba Aguilar of American Fork; and brothers, Ricardo, Fredrick and Octavio Aguilar. Sgt. Aguilar was preceded in death by his sister, Yadira Aguilar and a cousin, Maritza Aguilar. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 5, 2010, at 12 Noon in the Sevier Valley Center,(800 W. 200 S.) in Richfield. Friends may call at the Sevier Valley Center, on Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and again at the Sevier Valley Center on Wednesday morning from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in the American Fork Cemetery at 4:00 p.m. with Military Rites by the Utah Honor Guard and the Utah Highway Patrol. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at

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Published in The Salt Lake Tribune on May 2, 2010.
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May 19, 2010
Sgt. Aguilar, funny, friendly, honest, thoughtful, respectful, helpful, charming, over all a great friend. I know most of us can set back and think of many words that can describe Sgt. Franco Aguilar. Franco, was an amazing man one this county will never forget. Rest In Peace My Friend.
May 19, 2010
Franco u inspired me more then anyone to do the Correctional Officer job, and I will deffinatly do it!!! Ur memory will push me on and give me the extra little bit I need to do it! We will all miss u so very much but ur memories will b with us always!!!
Tamberleigh Lee
May 19, 2010
RIP Franco & thank you for all your services
Erica Malles
May 19, 2010
You will be missed very much
stephanie christensen
May 19, 2010
i well miss you alot buddy... love you man
edward nielson
May 7, 2010
Officer Robinson
May 5, 2010
I remember Franco from American Fork Jr. High. We were in the same math class. He made such an impression on me because he had such a sweet and gentle spirit about him. He was different from the other kids. I am very sorry that the world has lost such a man as he. It is a tragedy. My heart and prayers go out to his wife and children.
Hillary Bigler Loper
May 4, 2010
You will be missed
May 4, 2010
There is an exclusive group in this world, law enforcement one knows the anxiety, the fear, the worry....every time they leave for work, you pray they come back. Every time they are late coming home, you wonder if maybe....and just when you start to think that nothing will ever happen because you live in a fairly safe community, you hear a story like this one and it tears your heart out, because you know that it could have been you, and it might be heart goes out to the Aguilar family! Your sacrifice is shared by us all. May your hearts be comforted and your lives blessed.
Sarauna Openshaw
May 3, 2010
What a touching story. We were greatly saddened after reading about the tragic accident that caused the death of your precious loved one. May the God of all comfort be with you. He knows your pain and promises to be "near to those that are broken at heart and those who are crushed in spirit he saves."

Many are the promises that will be realized in the new world under God's Kingdom arrangement. May they bring you comfort and hope at this sad time.

Ledbetter Family
May 3, 2010
If I knew the magic words that could comfort Sgt. Aguilar's Family at a time like this, I wouuld write them today. Sgt. Alguilar will be long rememered for his stead fast service to his host of friends and to the community. The Draper City Police Department
Mac Connole
May 3, 2010
Familia Aguilar: Por parte de toda mi familia les acompanamos en estos momentos tan dificeles, nuestros mas sinceros condolecencias. Su hijo vivio una vida de servicio a su projimo, de seguro aprediendolo de su gran ejemplo. Que Nuestro Senor Jesucristo los bendiga en estos dias y que recordemos que por su Gracia nos podremos ver de nuevo algun dia venidero.
david martinez
May 3, 2010
May God be with Franco's family in their time of loss!!! He is an amazing man and will be missed by all!!! It's not how an officer dies that makes him a hero...It is how he lived!!! His family, friends and fellow officers will be in my thoughts and prayers!!! R.I.P. Franco....A hero fallen...but NEVER forgotten!!!
May 2, 2010
My condolences to the family. Officer Aguilar was obviously a dedicated man. May God bless.
May 2, 2010
The saddness, from us all when we hear that a brother has fallen, May God bless and comfort the family of this fine young man (officer) know that even his passing is felt from all in Ca. Law enforcement. God Bless.
May 2, 2010
cousin is very sad that you are no longer with us this loss is very painful for the family and society admire your vocation and your commitment to help all you need is one that no matter who you were. always be in our hearts and our prayers. God bless you wherever you are, I will also send resignation to your wife and children as well as my uncles and the rest of the family.
veronica aguilar
May 2, 2010

veronica aguilar
May 2, 2010
Sgt. Aguilar,you are loved by many others who did not even know you. You were among the best that our country has to offer. You are, and always wiil be, kindred to the Law Enforcement community. Rest in peace my Brother, and may God be loving and kind to your family.
Sincerely, Chaplain Randy Mansfield Utah Transit Authority Police Department.
May 2, 2010

Our Condolences
go out to Jamie
and children
sincer sentiments
for Aguilar Family..
In regards of
A Loyal person
Serving America
Highly respected
Officer of the Law..
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RIP n`ones SpiritualLife
GodBless ~Franco Aguilar~
Victoria~ VZj
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