Border Patrol Agent Jesus A. de la Ossa

Border Patrol Agent Jesus A. de la Ossa

United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

End of Watch Tuesday, October 20, 1998

Jesus A. de la Ossa

Border Patrol Agent Jesus de la Ossa and Border Patrol Agent Thomas Williams were killed when their vehicle was involved in a head on collision on a rain slicked road.

The two agents were returning to San Diego, where they were stationed, from a federal training center in Artesia, New Mexico, when the accident occurred. The accident took place on Highway 82 in New Mexico. The driver of the other vehicle was also killed.

Agent de la Ossa was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the United States Border Patrol for five years. He is survived by his wife, three sons, and parents.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Location New Mexico

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I worked on Otay Mountain in San Diego Sector, California many a shift with Jesse. He was a highly motivated agent and got out on foot a lot which was the source for much banter since he was an Air Force veteran and I was an Army veteran. He could always be counted upon to be in the thick of any action in the station's area of responsibility. The news of his death was very sad and we felt so bad for his children who would grow up not knowing so much of the exciting things their dad did for America. Rest In Peace Jesse.

Chuck Albrecht
US Border Patrol

March 15, 2017

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