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Border Patrol Inspector John A. Rector

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

End of Watch Tuesday, October 16, 1956

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Reflections for Border Patrol Inspector John A. Rector

Remembering you, my father, gone too soon, and now, so long ago. I know if you were alive today you would abhor the monstrosities being carried out at the Border. I heard you say many times that if you were as desperate for work, for food to feed your family, as these men who crossed the border illegally, you would do the same thing. You upheld the laws, but you were compassionate.

Carolyne Rector Burns
Daughter of John A. Rector

April 30, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother. You will not be forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

October 16, 2017

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 57th anniversary year of your death. I am privilege to leave a tribute to you. 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 Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 28, 2013

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 21, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 16, 2007

Agent Rector,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country and to the Patrol.

A fellow BPA


October 16, 2006

Patrol Agent Rector, on this 50th anniversary of your tragic death, please know that all America truly appreciates the work you did and the 28 years you served protecting our borders. What is face by today’s Border Patrol Agent is incredible and the workload is overwhelming. I know that the men and women like you who came before are acting as guiding hands today.

May you continue to Rest in Peace and God Bless You, Brother.

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

October 16, 2006

R.I.P. you will never be forgotten.

Deputy M.Reed

October 16, 2006

Rest in peace brother.


October 16, 2004

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