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Border Patrol Inspector Anthony L. Oneto

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

End of Watch Tuesday, March 11, 1947

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Reflections for Border Patrol Inspector Anthony L. Oneto

From grand daughter you never got to meet of the daughter, Virginia, you never got to meet, you are a true hero. I am proud to tell my children your story and hope one day to get to show them your memorial room in El Paso. I think you would be proud of you daughter who also was a police officer following in the public service foot steps. Wish we could have met.

Laura Coulter

January 11, 2024

Patrol Inspector Oneto,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just as a Patrol Inspector but also when you served with the USCG in the Pacific fighting the Japanese during World War II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Paratus!

United States Border Patrol

March 11, 2022

Officer Oneto: Thanks for your service to this great nation as a Border Patrol Officer and as a hero during WWII. Silver Stars are not awarded very often. Border Patrolmen/women are sometimes taken for granted by some of our current political hacks but your agency and efforts of men/women like you are deeply appreciated by those in the profession (and by most Americans) and we realize men like you keep this great country safe. There is no doubt you were an exceptional Officer and a great American who honor all who came after.

James Lopey, Assistant Sheriff (Ret)
Washoe County Sheriff's Office (Reno, Nevada)
Nevada DPS

March 11, 2020

My sincere condolences to those who have written here about their loved ones they have lost in service to our country.

I would like to express my appreciation to the people who have left a reflection on Inspector Anthony L. Oneto. I will be informing my sister about this site. My sister was born two days after her father, Anthony L. Oneto, was killed. I know she, as well as my mother and brother, Anthony L. Oneto's son, Richard, both who have since passed away, and his friends, would appreciate knowing that his service to our country is continuing to be remembered. My mother told me what a fine man Anthony L. Oneto was; he was a gifted artist as well, and I wish could have known him. I am so glad that my mother and brother lived to see the room named in his honor at the Border Patrol Museum in El Paso, Texas.

Karen Anderson
Daughter of Helen M. Oneto Anderson, wife of Anthony L. Oneto

March 11, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 65th 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.

Rest In Peace.

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

March 11, 2012

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

As I look at the faces of the men and women here, I see the faces of my co-workers. I can imagine each of them shooting the bull and swapping war stories at choir practice as the meat sizzles on the grill. I see them laughing, pranking and teasing their fellow agents, as we often do when we relieve stress. I wish that each of them were still here to share the good times.

And I feel compelled to look at each of the faces here and remember…to remember that each of them made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country and we should NEVER forget them or their service.

Too often the sacrifices of those who serve our country are overlooked or casually dismissed by the very public they served so selflessly. But WE should never forget them…each and every one of them. May they each rest in peace eternally in God’s loving embrace.

SBPA James Doran
US Border Patrol

July 22, 2008



April 7, 2008

To the family and friends of Inspector Anthony Oneto,
Inspector Oneto's name will be added to the Riverside County Peace Officer's Memorial on May 21, 2007. This memorial is inscribed with the names of the Peace Officers who have died in the line of duty in Riverside County since 1900. Inspector Oneto's loss was discovered this year and it will be an honor to place his name on the memorial.

Sergeant Don Taulli
Riverside Police Department

May 11, 2007

Inspector Oneto,
I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country and to the Patrol.

A fellow BPA

October 24, 2005

Rest in peace brother.


March 11, 2005

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