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Patrol Inspector Joseph P. Riley

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

End of Watch Monday, April 6, 1925

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Reflections for Patrol Inspector Joseph P. Riley

Your sacrifice is not forgotten brother.


April 6, 2016

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 87th 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
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 7, 2012

Rest in peace brother.


April 6, 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

April 6, 2010

The job of the Border Patrol is well known to be one of the toughest in law enforcement. We all know the feeling of scooping up the bad guys and locking them up only to see them out and about hours later. How often do you scoop people up only to see them back a day or two later trying the same thing? You folks on the Border Patrol aren't even necessarily scooping up bad guys, just people wanting to make a better life for themselves and their families. That doesn’t mean they aren’t breaking the law and it doesn’t mean they should be allowed into our country. You try and try under sometimes-horrible conditions and often-terrible roads. I’m sure this was one of the contributing factors to your death. Despite all the negatives, you, Inspector Riley and your colleagues still go out there and do the job. It’s like shoveling sand against the tide yet, without brave women and men like you, where would we be?

On this 84th anniversary of your death, I wish to say thank you. God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

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

April 6, 2009

You may be gone, but you will NEVER be forgotten.


October 11, 2008


Pat Van Den Berghe

April 7, 2008

Inspector Riley,
On today, the 83rd anniversary of your death, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country and to the Patrol. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

A fellow BPA


April 6, 2008

It has come to my attention that Inspector Riley was my great uncle; I say that in the utmost reverence...I have served in the U. S. Border Patrol for almost 29 years (as of 01/31/2006)...I can only say that I am very proud, not only of this man, but also of the many who have given their lives for the protection of my all, I salute you, posthumously...God bless everyone who now serves and who will serve in the future

leca robert j. riley
u.s. border patrol; buffalo, new york

October 31, 2005

Rest in peace brother.


April 6, 2005

I stop by this website often after the death of two dear friends with the NCSHP (Troopers Calvin Taylor E.O.W. October 3, 2001 and Anthony Cogdill E.O.W. May 30, 2003).

We all grieve over the lives lost in the line of duty. I hope you can find some comfort knowing that there are countless prayers that go out for your family.

Inspector Riley, you are remembered on this date of your death. You will always be remembered.

These are senseless tragedies that never seem to stop. God Bless the men and women who continue to serve their communities in our great Nation.

...Gone, but never Forgotten....

Marti (EMT-Paramedic)
Haywood Co EMS (NC)

April 6, 2004

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