Border Patrol Agent
Eloy HernandezUnited States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government
End of Watch: Wednesday, January 16, 2002
Reflections for Border Patrol Agent Eloy Hernandez
My fiancé, Dennis McElderry, was the first law enforcement casualty of 2003. Dennis was a Deputy Sheriff with the Davis County Sheriff's Office in SE Iowa. Dennis died doing a job he loved, just as I'm sure Eloy did. It saddens me to know that Dennis was not the first to die in the line of duty, nor will he and Eloy be the last to die this way.
Having gone through the pain of losing Dennis I can truly understand and feel the pain that Agent Hernandez's family, friends, and co-workers must have gone through in losing him. My heart goes out to you all, especially to his wife. No one can truly understand the pain of our loss until they've walked in our shoes. Please know that my thoughts are with you and that you are not alone in your "journey". Should you ever need anything please do not hesitate to contact me. (Dennis' department will also always know how to reach me.)
As a fallen officer "survivor" and a friend, please accept my condolences on behalf of myself and the McElderry family. I never got the opportunity to know Eloy but, I am certain he was well respected and well loved. Eloy will live on in the hearts of all the lives he touched. You were all blessed to have been able to know and love Eloy, even for a short time. I pray that Eloy will continue to watch over us along with all the other fallen officers all as only they can.
Thank you Agent Hernandez for a job well done and for helping to make this world a safer place for us all. Please say "hello" to my fiancé Dennis for me.
Wishing you and all those who loved you brighter and better days,
Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
FiancÃ©e of Deputy Sheriff Dennis Ray McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)
August 28, 2005
Rest in peace brother.
January 16, 2005
You know they say that time heals all wounds. I often wonder if the person that said never lost someone as wonderful and needed as you. With you went part of me. My heart now bears a missing part for I will miss you always. Even with the toll of time I will think of you. You were my biggest supporter in everything I did. I could do nothing wrong in your eyes and I love you for that. I love you for the love and courage you always showed. You left us with many wonderful memories and for that I am thankful. I am thankful for the unselfish person you were and for always showing me how to love. You were an excellent role model and I learned a lot from you. You taught me how to see the best in everyone else you taught me the real meaning of valor and for that I will be eternally grateful. Even though a piece of the chain is now missing it is a constant reminder that we will be reunited. That you my dear brother will forever live in our hearts. You are missed everyday but with every passing day I thank the Lord for the many cherished memories you left behind. I think of you always for no matter how much time goes by your memory will live on forever my beloved hero.
Forever in Our Hearts,
November 21, 2004
November 20, 2004
Today is November 16, 2004 and I had never seen this website. In exactly two months, it will be three years since we lost our loved one. I read every reflection left by people who care and I was brought to tears. I have had a hard time dealing with his loss. He was my only one year older than I am and he was my strenght and support. I was working as a juvenile correctional officer and encoutered many problems (mainly with coworkers) and I could always count on him to help me out. I quit my job a month after he passed away because my strenght was gone. I couldn't believe someone actually mentioned the fact that my brother talked so much of my father! He did! He always did. He once said that if God our Creator didn't exist, our dad would be his God. I printed the page and can't wait to show it to my family. Nothing will bring him back but I don't know why but this page really made me feel something. Thank You!
I believe my brother's spirit is around us for many reasons. He will remain alive as long as we keep him in our hearts.
Sonia Hernandez (Vela) wife
Eligio and Lupe Hernandez parents
Esperanza Molina middle child
Claudia Hernandez baby sister
Efrain Molina III nephew
Paulita De Leon maternal grandmother
Awaiting our Reunion as a Family
November 16, 2004
You gave the ultimate sacrifice. You may be gone, but you will NEVER be forgotten. We are all family in this job, sometimes we are the only family each other has. In pace requiescat, Rest in peace! Keep a watch on the rest of us as we go on shift each day.
"When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a way that when you die, the world will cry and you will rejoice." (American Indian Prayer)
Ptl. Kimberly Moses
MTSU Campus PD, TN
Another officer has fallen but not in vain. My deepest sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of Agent Hernandez. May you find strength in your heart and may the Lord comfort you during this time.
Rest in peace for your watch is over.
US Park Ranger
National Park Service Kennesaw GA
You were my classmate and my friend. I am a richer person for having been able to share time with you. We ran together as classmates and I saw how hard you struggled to be the best Agent. You were so very proud you when you received your badge. You were someone I respected for the virtues of honesty and the respect you displayed to everyone. I especially enjoyed when you talked of your father, as it was very clear that you loved and honored him. You are deeply missed.
John Spivey, USBPClass 367
To my Friend,
You were one of the few people I have known who would do anything possible to help a friend. You always had the time to listen and I will never forget. You knew how to keep a confidence, better than I. Every day I remember your friendship, your honor and your sense of humor...even in the worst times you could make me laugh, at myself, work, life. You will always be in my thoughts and in my heart. Friendships should never end in such tragedy, yet your soul lives on in those you have touched.
Forever your friend,
BPA Dorothy Hunter
You gave the ultimate sacrifice for your country. Watch over us and help keep us safe.
Fellow Brother in Green
Border Patrol Agent
US Border Patrol
It is special men like your loved one that make The United States of America truely great.
May the God of all comfort place his tent over you. Please remember to throw all your burdens upon the Lord and he will sustain you. PS.55-22
My condolences at your time of grief. Know that all of law enforcement grieves his loss throughout the world.
I was involved in a simular accident 3 years ago, on a gravel road, in a utility vehicle, and I rolled 4 times. Why I made it (tho' seriously injured) leads me to believe that it was not my time to go, and the Lord had other plans for me.
God bless Eloy and all of his family. Rest in peace brother.
MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE FAMILY OF AGENT ELOY HERNANDEZ AND ALSO THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE U.S. BORDER PATROL. MAY GOD BLESS EACH ONE OF YOU AND MAY HE KEEP YOU IN HIS ARMS, STAY SAFE BROTHERS AND SISTERS.
PTL DUANE CARPENTER
On behalf of the National Drug Interdiction Association, I would like to express my deepest regards and sympathy to the family, friends and fellow officers of Agent Eloy Hernandez. Nobody can ever be prepared for the unthinkable. We will all miss you fallen hero. Rest in peace brother, rest in peace.
"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
Douglas R. Wright / Board of Directors
National Drug Interdiction Association
For your service to our country you are a hero, sleep well brother.
Family and Friends of Agent Hernandez,
We are with you as you grieve.
Our hearts are heavy too.
We feel the loss and struggle to comprehend it.
We pray for strength and comfort, for understanding and for perfect peace.
We pay our respects and give honor to the one you love and have lost.
We are all around you.
We will stand by you.
We are sincere when we say, “If you need anything, you just have to ask.”
You will know us by our badges.
We will not forget.
Chaplain Chuck Baker
Abilene Police Department
Rest In Peace.
Special Agent Darin L. Paul
Federal Bureau of Investigation, Detroit Division
Our county borders the state of Tamaulipas, Mexico, and as such I work with Border Patrol agents on a daily basis from the Mercedes and McAllen stations. I have a special place in my heart for these men and women and it truly hurts to see one lost. They are truly the first line of defense of American soil.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of BPA Eloy Hernandez. Our department is here for you if you need us.
Sgt. Howard L. Hawbaker
Hidalgo County Sheriff's Department (TX)
I would like to offer my deepest condolences to the Hernandez family and fellow agents. At Charleston International Airport in SC I work as a Pre-Board Screener and have encountered many young Border Patrol Agents who have just graduated from the academy. They are young men and women who are setting out on their new assignments; most with big smiles and much enthusiasm. They are the most polite young officers with a great deal to offer our nation. The public should be grateful for the commitment of these young officers who put their lives on the line every day. My God Bless them and keep them safe.
Marlene Gupton - Civilian
Airport Security - CHS SC
Todos los que nos ponemos el uniforme verde sintemos la perdida de Eloy. De me parte le doy el pesame a los que te estan de luto. Estaras con Dios cuidandonos.
SPA Chuy Rodriguez
Our hearts and Prayers goes out to Agent Hernandez Family and Friends. May God Bless you.
Mother of Ron Jones
Family and Friends - our family is praying for your comfort and peace.
Cathy Hill, Widow
Deputy Barrett Hill
Harris County Sheriff's Dept
Cathy Hill, Widow
From my wife Aleidy and mysef, our deepest condolences to Off. Hernandez's family, friends and coworkers.
Frank a. Piloto, Jr., Retired Deputy Sheriff
Miami Dade Police Department 1973-2000
Frank A. Piloto, Jr., Retired
Miami Dade Police Department
I didn't know you but I'm a fellow Border Patrol Agent. Thank you for your service to your country, community, and the Patrol. Vaya con Dios Compadre.
BPA Michael F.Casey
El Paso Station
Border Patrol Agent Michael F. Casey
U.S. Border Patrol
Sleep well brother...watch over those of us who remain to protect and serve.
Ofc. B. Gillaspie
Pacific (MO) Police Dept.
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