Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Park Ranger Kristopher William Eggle

United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Friday, August 9, 2002

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Reflections for Park Ranger Kristopher William Eggle

For the first time in many years, I will again be providing training to our cherised Law Enforcemnt Rangers of the National Park Service. Kris was a student of mine and his death, at the hands of a murderer who crossed our border with impunity, still affects me today. It is my honor commitment to Kris and his family that he is with me always and will be with me and the NPS Rangers in San Juan for their annual refresher training.

Captain Joe Robinson
Orlando Police Department (Retired)

April 7, 2018

We honored and remembered Kris today in Blue Courage class at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Brunswick, GA. Kris will never be forgotten. RIP, we have your watch covered!

Daniel Schmer
Kansas City, MO Police Ret - Blue Courage

April 29, 2016

Sad story. Hopefully the situation has improved since 2002.

Joe Schmo

February 24, 2016

I learned of your story from a book I have been reading. Rest in peace brother.

St. Augustine Police Department

December 26, 2015

Rest in peace fellow ranger. You represented the best qualities of what being a ranger truly means.

Park Ranger John Goodwin
National Park Service

August 9, 2015

You are not forgotten...


August 9, 2015

It feels like a life time ago sense I last saw you. I was 15 when you died. I will never forget waiting for you and wondering why you were late to our Church youth group rally. I started the police academy today. I had to tell them why I wanted to be a cop. All I could think of is of what kind of great Christian man you were and what your scarifice ment to me and my community. I love you bro.

Loving Brother in Christ

July 30, 2015

Ranger Eggle, your sacrifice is honored here, but it's your life, NOT that sacrifice that makes you a true hero.

My thanks go out to the Mexican authorities who took care of the problem. Had the suspect been caught by American authorities, the out come for him may have been outside the realm of true justice.

God Bless you Ranger and may you forever Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

January 17, 2015

Remembering Chris, the Eggle family, and the battles.
God Bless

R-ole model

U.S. Department of the Interior- National Park Service

January 10, 2015

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 9, 2013

Just visited FLETC for the first time since our training there so many years ago. Everything seems the same except that your name is now on the wall. You had a very profound impact in my life as well as the lives of many others. Thank you Kris for all the light you shone into my life. You are still missed.

NPRI 203 Classmate

April 19, 2013

Thinking of you today - doesn't seem possible that it's been ten years. You are missed and loved.

National Park Service

August 9, 2012

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today and every day. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and help them with their cause that they have been involved with. It's a shame that our Country just doesn't seem to care. My son was also killed by an illegal alien and the city where he was employed had the Don't ask Don't tell philosophy. Sometimes it feels like they just don't care. They are not the ones left behind. You will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

August 9, 2012

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

July 9, 2012

Memorial day has come and gone but dont think I havent been remembering how extraordinary a ranger you are. I am reminded of you often, and others like you.

I remember detailing to Organ Pipe and listening in on your training session for new Border Patrol agents concerning off road vehicle use in the park. I could see clearly that those BP agents respected you. I was struck by your energy that seemed like a radiant light around your body... You might have been an angel.

I also recall with a smile how, off-duty, you responded to two rangers locked out of our backcountry quarters...Brian forgot the key in his shirt pocket in the dryer at his house. Thanks again for getting the key to us so quickly.

Retired NPS

June 14, 2012

As I visited the National Law Enforcement Memorial today, I paused at Kris' name to remember his bravery, integrity, and sacrifice. We were both from Cadillac, MI, but I never had the opportunity to know him. However, I find his name every year during Police Week to honor him and pray for his dear family and friends.

May the Lord be with you and surround you with His perfect peace.

Jackie Mueller
Wife of a police officer

May 12, 2012

"...approximately 30 to 50 Mexican officers from numerous agencies opened fire from Mexico killing him."

On this solumn occassion of the anniversary of your murder, I can only say how much I see the justice in the way this filth met his end. True cooperation between law enforcement agencies is always a good thing.

Though you have been gone now for 9 years, for those who know and love you it's been an eternity. No doubt you are missed terribly, but your memory lives on and you are truly a hero.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

August 9, 2011

You have not been forgotten. Continue to watch over all of your loved ones and protect them from harm.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

August 9, 2011


I met you briefly in Ajo and enjoyed our conversations and the hospitality you showed while renting your house

You are in the thoughts and prayers of Border Patrol and Law Enforcement....


Senior Patrol Agent

July 2, 2011

I did not know you personally, but have learned so much on how to be a Ranger through the people you inspired through your life and career.
Your father, one of the strongest men I have ever met, was a guest speaker/teacher on the second day of my FLETC class. It was evident that he understood your mission and also intimately understood the sacrifice each student in our basic LE class could face during our career.
God Bless your life, legacy and family.
Thoughts and Prayers


December 3, 2010

Talked to your folks today. Glad they are still there for NPS Rangers everwhere. Wish you could still be here on patrol with us.


August 9, 2010

Thinking of you today, Kris, and praying for your family.


August 9, 2010

How the time flies! Kris, I was out running today at FLETC and passed by one of the trailers where we had a scenario together. It was like being punched in the stomach. All my memories of you flooded right back to the surface.

Know that the Sidewinders are still holding the line. Despite the adversity from the agency, politicians and the real bad guys, they continue to strive and succeed. And more often than not, another one gets the Sidewinder tattoo, inspired by you and in honor of you. Your tragic murder has inspired a tremendous legacy that I have been so lucky to be a part of.

It does not matter how many years go by, you will NEVER be forgotten.

US Park Ranger and Sidewinder
National Park Service

March 7, 2010


This summer my time at Organ Pipe came to an end and I left the desert. But the people I met, the tasks we accomplished, and the good we did were only possible because of your dedication and sacrifice. Each time I came back into the park and many times at the end of long day on the line, I stopped at your memorial at the Visitor Center and thanked you for looking out for the team. I hope I left the place better than I found it.


A Sidewinder

Another Sidewinder

September 11, 2009

On the 7th anniversary of Ranger Eggle's death, we honored his service in our patrol briefing by reading his entry from ODMP. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job. Ranger Eggle is not forgotten.

Sergeant Zach Perron
Palo Alto (CA) Police Department

August 9, 2009

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