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Customs Agent Joseph Russell Sitter

United States Department of the Treasury - United States Customs Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Monday, May 24, 1915

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Reflections for Customs Agent Joseph Russell Sitter

As far as I know I am the youngest (79) surviving grandson of. Joseph R Sitters . Son of Henrietta Sitters.
Throughout my life I have heard the stories told about my grandfather and admired his courage. He passed long before I was born but his deeds will live forever RIP.

Philip L Russo, Captain, (Retired)
Corona Ca. P.D.

January 19, 2021

He is my great grandfather. His daughter, Henrietta, was my grandmother.

Lisa Russo Scott

January 19, 2021

He is my great great grandfather. I love reading this history!

Tawny Garcia

September 10, 2020

103 years ago. Sitter was my great great uncle.

On the 100th anniversary of his last fight, I was in that canyon.

Officer Scott Tschirhart (former)
Houston PD

May 24, 2018

Rest in Peace Customs Special Agent Joseph Russell Sitter Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of The Great State of Texas and the United States of America.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and the men and women of the U.S. Customs. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever pursue the scum that murdered you. May they know no peace in the after life. May their graves be infested with thorns and weeds. May they burn forever in the lake of fire!


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

May 22, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 25, 2015

Joseph Sitter was my Great Great Uncle. I've visited his lonely grave in Balentine Texas and wondered what drew him to that place. Rest in Peace.

Scott Tschirhart
Former Houston PD/relative

May 16, 2015

RIP Hero Sir

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

May 24, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 95th 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.

What a travesty of justice that your brutal murderer was able to return to Mexico, retire, and live out his life after having tortured you and your fellow ranger.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

May 24, 2010

Agent Sitter,
On today, the 93rd anniversary of your murder, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country and the Service. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



May 24, 2008

Hi grandpa. My husband was your oldest grandson. We wish we could have met you. We are very proud of you. Love cecile sittre'

Cecile Sittre

December 3, 2006


May 24, 2006

Agent Sitter, you are not forgotten

May 24, 2006

On the anniversary of your sacrifice, I am honored to be among the first to leave a reflection. Your dedication and service to our nation will not be forgotten. Rest in peace Agent Sitter.

A citizen

May 24, 2006

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