Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez

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

End of Watch Sunday, November 19, 2017

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Reflections for Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez

It takes a special kind of person to risk so much for people who care so little. Rest in peace.

CBP Explore Brandon s. Explore Brandon s
U.S. Customs and Border Protection/ ATC

November 21, 2017

Rest in Peace

Bryan Waltz (Ptl., Ret)
Avon Lake OH PD

November 21, 2017

Thank you for service. Prayers for the family.

Relatives in service Shari Rozell Hunt
Concern citizen prayer warrior for the Officer in service and there fa

November 21, 2017

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden

November 21, 2017

Thank you for helping to make us all safer. May God welcome you with open arms. To the son your Dad is an american hero. He did a job most are scared to do and the other half would not do . That makes him a warrior. My respect and prayers always.

Sgt. David Osborne Jr
Tennessee Highway Patrol

November 21, 2017

REST IN PEACE my dear blue brother salute to you heroe .... everytime i throw my vest on i will remember you and honor you just like all my fallen blue brothers and sisters

NYPD POLICE OFFICER G Almanzar
NYPD

November 21, 2017

Thank you for your service, Sheep Dog.

Sergeant Brian J. Wills II
Oswego County Sheriff's Office

November 20, 2017

Rest In Peace Brother

Criminal Investigator Greg Kouba
Victoria County Sheriff’s Office, Victoria, Texas

November 20, 2017

It will be a sad Thanksgiving and Christmas for the family of Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez. He was killed just days before the holiday while on patrol. My thoughts and my prayers are with his family right now as they will mourn the loss of a brave United States Border Patrol Agent.

Bradford Paulson
Observer

November 20, 2017

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends. Thank you for your unselfish service.

James P. Waggle
Civilian

November 20, 2017

Rest In Peace Brother

Detective Shane Gugliucciello
NYPD

November 20, 2017

Martinez Family and Friends may God grant you all with a speedy healing. Agent Martinez thank you for your service and your Ultimate Sacrifice in the line of duty. May your Brothers and Sisters in Blue that have fallen before you meet you at the gates of Heaven and walk you down the thin blue line.

Res.Sgt.Rudy Jones
Cuyahoga Falls Police,Ohio

November 20, 2017

God Bless and Godspeed. Thank you for your service to our country. We will never forget.

Lisa B
GEORGIA LEO CIVILIAN SUPPORTER

November 20, 2017

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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 who’s 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 (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 20, 2017

Officer Martinez
Thanks for your service to Texas, your agency and this great nation. You and your comrades have a difficult job, often in remote areas--your dedication and sacrifice will not soon be forgotten. May the good Lord take care of your son and may be grow and someday emulate your example of how good men conduct themselves in a sometimes dangerous world.

Jim Lopey, Asst. Sheriff (RET)
Washoe County Sheriff (Reno) & Nv. DPS

November 20, 2017

RIP Brother, May God be with you and your Family. In Jesus name I pray. Amen

Former Corrections Officer/ Current Owne
Saginaw County Sheriff Department Saginaw, Michigan

November 20, 2017

So saddened to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

November 20, 2017

A real "Hero" taken.
You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County PD, NY

November 20, 2017

RIP, Agent Martinez. Praying for you and your loved ones.

Officer C Curione
Rochester Police Department, NY

November 20, 2017

Dear family friends and colleagues of Agent Martinez: Please accept my deepest condolences for this tragic loss. Agent Rogelio Martinez, THANK YOU for your service and sacrifice. Your roll in protecting our borders is GREATLY APPRECIATED. I pray that the monster responsible for this murder is caught soon. God Bless You All!

- Allie Supporter of Law Enforcement
Wife of Corrections Deputy

November 20, 2017

Rest in peace agent Martinez. God Bless you and your family.

Patrolman First Class Retired
South Brunswick Police Department

November 20, 2017

My deepest condolences to his family and department RIP.

Cruz Varela
Clerical

November 20, 2017

Rest in peace sir, thank you for you service

mekhi anderson
sevian

November 20, 2017

RIP Brother

Deputy Anita Price
Bexar County Sheriff's Office, San Antonio, Texas

November 20, 2017

Rest in peace Brother....My thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of your agency during the most difficult and tragic time....

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret
Jackson, NJ PD

November 20, 2017

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