Senior Patrol Agent
Catherine Mary HillUnited States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government
End of Watch: Friday, October 25, 2002
Reflections for Senior Patrol Agent Catherine Mary Hill
May You Rest - In - Peace, Sis.
I share Your Memory upon several of my Facebook Sites.
Michael B. Parlor
April 12, 2012
Remembering the fun, good-hearted, positive, energetic, determined, inspiring Cathy on this day!
October 25, 2011
Another agent passed on in the line of duty this week in Tucson. Every time this happens, I miss Cathy. I think of my dear friend so often - every October 25, and whenever I remember our adventures in Guatemala and Bisbee, and just often! I was lucky to have her friendship. She will not be forgotten!
December 16, 2010
I miss my sis
July 25, 2010
Agent Hill, I am currently attending the WIFLE conference. Your sisters in law enforcement continue to honor you.
SSA Ellen Pierson
June 22, 2010
RIP.You may be gone but you will not be forgotten.
November 8, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends as you are remembered on another year of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06
October 27, 2008
Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. Continue to keep watch over all of them and also those still out on patrol. You are a true hero and have not been forgotten. Thank you for your dedicated service.
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04
October 25, 2008
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
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Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC
March 19, 2008
Thinking of you on the 5th anniversary of your EOW.
You were beautiful on the inside as well as the outside.
Thank you for your service even though your life was
tragically cut short.
October 25, 2007
You are remembered today and thank you Agent for your service.
October 20, 2007
I will never forget that morning when I found out that Catherine had passed. At the time I was a Senior Patrol Agent on duty at IB (her station) and although I didn't know her well (just in passing), I felt a sense of emptiness for some reason. Forgive me, but it wasn't until her memorial service, that I found out how extraordinarily generous, compassionate and out-going she was. It truly touched my heart to see all of the youth that she assisted in so many ways off duty, present at ther service so saddened. I only wish I had gotten the chance to know her better. She was obviously an inspiration to everyone around her and someone you could truly admire. She will never be forgotten.
Special Agent Michael Blane
April 13, 2007
May G-d Bless those you love and you.
October 25, 2006
Soon it will be 4 years since you were taken away from your loved ones. I salute you for your dedicated service in law enforcement. You are a true hero and heroes never die. You will never be forgotten by those that love you nor will the Blue Family ever let you be forgotten. I know they think of you every single day and that their personal lives have been changed for ever through their loss. Keep watch over them and protect them from harm, also those still out on patrol.
Bob Gordon, father of fallen Chicago Officer
Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04
Bob Gordon, Chicago Gold Star Father
August 29, 2006
Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends and all the members of the United States Border Patrol. We were made safer by his service and we all suffer their tragic loss. The family of Senior Patrol Agent Hill deserves our appreciation and gratitude for their sacrifice. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Senior Patrol Agent Hill is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.
Cary Police Department, North Carolina
June 13, 2006
I thank the heavens for brave people like you. You earned a seat at a table reserved only--only for the finest and the bravest. Your spirit and memory will live on...and will forever serve as an example of the meaning of the word: hero. You are appreciated beyond words.
BP agent father lost in line of duty
April 30, 2006
You went to heaven on the same day as my Dad. I hope you two have met. He would have liked you and what you stood for. Rest in peace, Semper Fi.
February 7, 2006
Catherine is my twin sister. I want to thank everyone for their heart-felt comments and wishes. They have been so appreciated. I want everyone to know that good things do come from terrible tragedies. Many of you who knew Catherine knew she had a passion for helping others, especially animals and homeless teenagers. I started a non-profit foundation in her name www.catherinehillfoundation.org and have raised significant money for her beloved kids. I have also realized that she is very much alive and is still her feisty self. Nothing has changed. There is no such thing as death. A bond between twins cannot be broken, even by the supposed boundaries of death. I am writing a book about our contact called Twin Souls. My sister died because she had a message for the world and she wanted me to write about it. It was her way of getting the world's attention. She did not die in vain and her important words will soon be read, seen, and heard around the world.
Elizabeth Hill Didelot
Elizabeth Hill Didelot
SDPD 911 dispatch
November 24, 2005
To Senior Patrol Agent Catherine Hill, her loved ones and friends, and fellow patrol agents:
On this the third anniversary week of your tragic death, please know that your valor, bravery and dedication to your job is remembered.
I hope that your family continues to be supported and cared for by their law enforcement family, and other police survivors.
This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Catherine gave to her community and to the citizens of Califonria and her country, and for the supreme sacrifice she and her family made on October 25, 2002.
Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer
Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
October 27, 2005
I will never forget that morning at work. I felt as if someone had punched me in the stomach. Cathy was a great person and I enjoyed working with her very much. She was one of the few people who came to visit me when I got sick and was in the hospital but seeing her smiling face made the stay much better. Her loss is felt not only by the Imperial Beach Station but by the entire Patrol. No matter how much time passes I will always remember you when I pass by East Spooner's and when I pass the flag on the way home to the station. Rest in peace Catherine. "Honor First."
Senior Patrol Agent Shawn P. Moran
United States Border Patrol
September 6, 2005
I never met Agent Hill, but in reading the reflections I got a good idea of Agent Hill and her dedication, commitment and devotion in serving this great country. Agent Hill was described as having a lot of pride to serve. Agent Hill, this country was equally proud to have you serve in this organization. Rest In Peace.
SBPA Alberto R. Olivares
US Border Patrol
August 17, 2005
All of us from Class #419 miss you Cathy. We know you're in a better place, making a difference. Thank you for your service to our country.
SPA Alejandro S. Renteria
"Dedicated, Motivated, 4-1-9 secures the line!! Sir!!
SPA Alejandro S. Renteria
United States Border Patrol
December 24, 2004
Rest in peace and I am praying for your family. I attended the memorial honoring every officer that was killed while on duty in the year 2002 held in Washington D.C. in May of 2003. Agent Catherine Mary Hill was honored as was my brother Agent Eloy Hernandez.
Once again, rest in peace.
Sister of Agent Eloy Hernandez USBP-TX EOW: 1-16-2002
November 20, 2004
On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.
Rest in peace.
October 25, 2004
Cathy was my best friend. We were American Airlines Flight Attendant's together before she proudly became a Border Patrol Agent. She was gutsy, had a HUGE heart, loyal to the core, and was very proud to serve her country. I hope I will meet up with her when my time is up. She would always counsel people who were afraid to start something new to "JUST DO IT."
Arlington County Board, Virginia
July 30, 2004
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