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Mounted Guard Clarence Meek Childress

United States Department of Labor - Immigration Service - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

End of Watch Wednesday, April 16, 1919

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Reflections for Mounted Guard Clarence Meek Childress

I became a U.S. Border Patrol Agent in May of 1978 and retired on 12/2003. Fort Brown USBP Station, Brownsville, Texas, has a book dedicated to the Agents that gave their lives in protecting our borders and that is where I found your name and photograph. God Bless you for your dedication and it makes me proud to know you were a part of what makes the U.S. Border Patrol and the U.S. extraordinary.

Richard A. Serra, Special Agent USBP ASU
DHS CBP USBP retired

March 8, 2017

It's been a very long time since your murder, but you have the distinction of being the first member of what would become the U.S. Border Patrol, to die in the line of duty. Far too many have followed you but your courage is no doubt an inspiration of what it means to be a hero.

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

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

March 12, 2016

My Dear Grandfather; Clarence Meek Childress,
I am the 6th child to your son, my Father, Clarence Thomas Childress. You were the first agent to have passed and I am honored and truly proud of your courage and the sacrifices you took for our safety and freedom. "96 years ago", April 16, 1919 will always be in our hearts and so will the memories of a special Grandfather. Keep watching... God Bless and Rest In Peace.

Dorothy Childress-Davis
Granddaughter

January 18, 2015

A very tough job then and now performed by very tough people. Thank you for your service. Though some feel the Border Patrol's job is a losing one and pointless, most of us with common sense know just how important your job is and I thank you for doing it. On this 95th anniversary of your murder I would like to make clear that to all of us out here, you are a hero.

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

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

April 16, 2014

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 93rd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 17, 2012

Clarence,
On today, the 89th anniversary of your murder, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrfifice for our Country and to the Patrol. You were the first of many BPAs who have died in the line of duty. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

A fellow BPA from El Paso

Anonymous

April 16, 2008

Sir,

I am truly humbled by your sacrifice. I lost my little brother, Mark William Brown EOW 02/27/1999. You have paid the ultimate sacrifice. May you rest in peace and Thank You for your service.

Detective Mike Brown
King County Sheriffs Office Seattle

August 7, 2007

Clarence,
You were the first; a statistic in the minds of some. But you have paved the way for all of the Agents who have learned what "Honor First" means. We are sad that you died too early and we're proud to call ourselves your brothers and sisters in green. Keep watching ... you'll cut our sign as soon as we cross that Great Silent River.

Patrol Agent Frank J. Hawkins
U. S. Border Patrol (Ret.)

April 9, 2006

You were my grandfather. I am the second
daughter of Clarence Thomas Childress. I
am very proud of my grandfather and what
he endured in the military and my prayers
for all military people are with them.
Margaret Childress Frank

Margaret Childress Frank

February 4, 2005

This brave man was my grandfather. I am truly proud of his courage and we all owe men and women like him for our safety and freedom. God bless
John J Childress

american citizen

February 2, 2005

You were the first, some will follow, none will be forgotten.

D.SIMS
US.MARSHAL DETROIT MI

January 24, 2005

RIP My brother in blue from yesteryear.

Sgt. Eddie Bounds (Retired)
JBPD

January 9, 2005

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