Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrol Agent Victor C. Ochoa

United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

End of Watch Friday, March 11, 1983

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Reflections for Patrol Agent Victor C. Ochoa

Agent Ochoa,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but also when you served with the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

March 11, 2023

Hey Vic, it’s been many years since our days in the Academy. I’m glad I got to see you in Tucson after our 10 month exams. Your family invited me to the dedication of your memorial, and I met them all there. They are wonderful people. You are missed, brother. We will be meeting again before too long.

Deputy US Marshal (ret)/US Border Patrol
USBP 124th session

January 13, 2022

With you always Victor " the runaway star;,. Your friend Jeh Araujo.

Humane borders aid Phoenix, Az .

June 9, 2021

Over they rainbow
There is a kid on a round table of memories of models
You receive the calls of people in need of officers
Your country aiding of those in need of engineers in foreign Lands in poverty
You return to relax in a tour bus in north phx like mail
Mini planes in the sky catchin vapors of gasoline
Clothes like spring venezolano medals of airforce south aventures
Horse races in north phx like speed of a bravery calvalry Sounds your horse hoofs

State capitols reunite with other capitols un need of CBPs

Cops reaching Ohio and helicoptor of phx pd calling for backup
Vapors of tabacco of needy friends in mansions
Traffic tickets and fire cheifs it's so wild
Angels who dont discriminate watching over Your small poems read in dreams
Green clothes shine the sun brighter and rounder
Nixzon runs for president and your family safe in home

Vice president rockafeller makes honest CBPs
God bless those who have fallen in duty+
Small poems ...

Omar Araujo
Citizen of North Phoenix Az

September 5, 2020

Thinking of you on your birthday. Happy birthday in Heaven.

Linda Lopez
Good friend

March 16, 2020

I will always remember you Victor . You are my hero. Thinking of you on the Anniversary to your death. My God keep you in his arms always. Love you ❤❤⚘⚘

Linda Lopez
Good friend

March 11, 2020

Rest In Peace victor ochoa my name is Omar Edgar Hernandez Araujo and I seek for your benefit to be remembered and as a regular citizen of Phoenix az it hurts to see a good man down thanx

Regular citizen of phx az

August 4, 2019

Happy birthday! You will always be remembered by me❤❤

Linda Lopez
No agency just good friend

March 16, 2019

We are looking for all family survivors from Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, Florence Arizona. The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office holds an annual memorial service the first Thursday in May, and we would like to mail surviving family invitations to be able to view the service via live scan or in person. Please contact me at Pinal County Sheriff’s Office.

Admin. Assistant Deborah Lopez

September 2, 2016

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

March 10, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 29th 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 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your son and your friends for sharing their memoireis and devotion to you through their reflections.
Rest In Peace.

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

March 11, 2012

Though we may leave, we will never be Forgotten.


February 23, 2012

Agent Ochoa was my silent partner at the US Border Patrol Academy. Never forgotten. Casa Grande station is currently working on a memorial to put at the site, it would be great if we could get contact with the Agents, Officers and any family of Agent Victor Ochoa. Casa Grande Station and the Border Patrol has not forgotten him.
Honor Fist.

please contact the Casa Grande Station

Agent Michael Dolan
US Border Patrol

September 19, 2011

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 11, 2010

Vic, remember when we hit the quonset hut in Queen Creek? Sure had a lot of fun there in Casa Grande, huh? I still remember that day, Vic. I'm sorry I couldn't have done for you out in the middle of nowhere. Will never forget you. My prayers are with you and your family. USBP, a brotherhood not to be forgotten. "God Be with You".

(Ret) Jose Jimenez

July 24, 2009



April 7, 2008

"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
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

March 18, 2008

To Agent Ochoa family and friends our hearts and prayers go out to you, Gone but not forgotten.

Dios Los Bendiga

Terry Miyares, surviving spouse
Officer Emilio Miyares, Hialeah PD, fl 11/6/86

April 25, 2007

We at the Tucson Police Department back in the late 70s remember Victor well. Always happy go lucky, with a very infectious smile and the best attitude. I can still see him walking the beat downtown, where all of the locals knew and respected him. Kind, firm, and honest - with the heart of a Teddy Bear.

We know that the USBP was a passion for you, and your intimely death shook us all. Rest in Peace Brother Ochoa.

tucson pd

March 10, 2007

Victor was a friend and classmate in USBP Class #124. I always enjoyed our time together and loved to hear him play his guitar. You are still in my heart my friend.

Walter M. Setzer, Deputy (RET)
US Marshals Service/USBP

July 10, 2006

I want to offer a deep thanks and appreciation for the thoughtful reflections that have been left. Victor is my father and my pride for him and all who serve, and all who make such a sacrifice, knows no bounds.

Ernest Ochoa
Son of Victor Ochoa

April 30, 2006

Agent Ochoa,
On today, the 22nd anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your dedicated service to our Country and to the Patrol.

Fellow Border Patrol Agent

March 11, 2005

No officer goes without reflection.
It is my honor to be the first to say thank you Victor for your service to the citizens of the United States of America.
You are not forgotten.

March 11, 2005

Rest in peace brother.


March 11, 2005

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