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Border Patrol Agent Intern Nathaniel A. Afolayan

United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

End of Watch Friday, May 1, 2009

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Reflections for Border Patrol Agent Intern Nathaniel A. Afolayan

Scripture assures us that, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called [children] of God.” Matthew 5:9 ESV and “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13 ESV.

Rev. Dr. Steven Robert Closs, DD, MSBS
Licensed & Ordained Independent Christian Minister
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
“An Intercessory Prayer Ministry for Law Enforcement”
Chartered by the National Association of Christian Ministers
Merrimack, NH 03054

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DD, MSBS
Merrimack NH Police Department

July 29, 2018

A moment passed by not too long ago that made me think of you. Rest easy, brother. Thank you again for your sacrifice. You will not be forgotten.

L265
CBP

June 21, 2011

God Bless and Keep You! May God grant your family peace....

L Keith Weeks, SBPA
USBP

May 1, 2010

Rest in peace brother. God bless you and your family.

A Texas Streetcop #614

Anonymous

April 6, 2010

You have not been forgotten brother

BPA Carlos G Cisneros
Classmate 856

February 3, 2010

Aloha! bll

Anonymous

November 30, 2009

To Agent Nathaniel Afolayan, to all family members and friends who call him beloved, and to his law enforcement family:

I was sorry to learn of Nathaniel's death and extend my sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you have suffered. Words are insufficient to describe the sadness I feel for the Afolayan family. May you find comfort in your faith and the support of the law enforcement community.

There are many police survivors who share this same journey with you, and that community will be there to support you. Nathaniel's memory will be forever honored and revered.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Nathaniel gave to his community and the citizens of our country, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on May 1, 2009.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg, CA PD, eow 4/24/05

Anonymous

August 31, 2009

Chief Dean Strzelecki and the entire Niles Police Department send our deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Agent Intern Afolayan. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Godspeed.

Niles, Illinois Police Department

July 21, 2009

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Border Patrol Agent Intern Nathaniel A. Afolayan,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Border Patrol Agent Intern Nathaniel A. Afolayan. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We know that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement for support. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten. Border Patrol Agent Intern Nathaniel A. Afolayan is a hero.

Respectfully,

Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-04

Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network

Anonymous

June 24, 2009

May you rest in peae, Sir! You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer

June 3, 2009

God Bless you Sir.

Rick F.
Ret. CO

June 1, 2009

Nathaniel,
I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country and to the Patrol. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Mike Casey
El Paso Station

Border Patrol Agent Mike Casey
U.S. Border Patrol

May 26, 2009

"The Badge"

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.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

May 23, 2009

Agent Afolayan, your watch is ended. May our Heavenly Father watch over your family and friends during this tragic time. May your soul walk carefully and proudly into everlasting life. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in God’s peace my friend, you deserve it.
REV

Chaplain Michael Grinnals
Camillus Police Department

May 22, 2009

rest in peace, brother
provincial constable marty lalonde
ontario provincial police

provincial constable marty lalonde
ontario provincial police

May 19, 2009

Mr. Afolayan, I remember you because I wallked into your class a few times. I want to thank you for having made the choice of serving our country through law enforcement. Our prayers will continue for you and your family. You will not be forgotten. May you rest in peace Sir.

Pablo Hernandez Jr.
U.S. Border Patrol Academy P.T. Staff

May 19, 2009

Rest In Peace

J.D. Jenkins VBPD Retired
USBP Class 346

May 15, 2009

Rest In Peace

J.D. Jenkins VBPD Retired
USBP Class 346

May 15, 2009

Rest in peace brother.
To Agent Nathaniel A. Afolayan I render a final salute.

PO KJ JONES
North Greenbush, NY PD

May 14, 2009

May God Bless Agent Afolayan, his family, and fellow officers. Thank you for your service Sir, you will never be forgotten.

Police Officer
Ohio

May 14, 2009

Agent Afolayan,
Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. You and your family are in our prayers. Rest Easy Brother!

Dep Paul Sperandeo, Ofc Amy Sperandeo
Jefferson Parish Sheriffs Office, Gretna Police Dept. La

May 13, 2009

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends, and co-workers of Agent Afolayan.

Sgt Jean Paul Rochad
Swiss Army, MP-Service, Traffic Unit North

May 13, 2009

Rest in peace Agent Afolayan, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you very much for your service!

Shelly
Citizen

May 11, 2009

My heartfelt condolences go out to your family and friends. Thank you for serving our country with such great courage. Rest in peace.

PA Resident
Friend of Fallen BP Agent David Tourscher

May 11, 2009

I am deeply saddened by the LOD death of Border Patrol Agent Intern Nathaniel A. Afolayan. The heartfelt appreciation of a truly grateful American citizen goes out to the family and friends of Agent Afolayan, who served honorably and faithfully, answering the call of duty when he was needed.

I offer my sympathy and deepest condolences to his family, and that they are in my prayers during this time of grief. He is a true hero, and I hope the fact that he is honored by so many brings them some comfort in this time of loss. May they feel the comfort and love from across this nation embrace them and hold them up during this difficult time. We will not forget him and will forever be in his debt for all he has done for us.



The officers of the U.S. Border Patrol are in my prayers during this dark time as they continue the mission of making our world a safer place. To each of you I say a big “Thank You” for doing what you do everyday. Thank you for going into “the office” when you don’t feel like it. Thank you for working the night shift when we are safe in bed. Thank you for putting on that uniform everyday. You are in my prayers.

Dr. Mike Crain I, D.Min.

May 11, 2009

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