Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Border Patrol Inspector George F. Azrak

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

End of Watch Saturday, June 17, 1967

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Reflections for Border Patrol Inspector George F. Azrak

Please know that on this 53rd "anniversary" of your true heroic actions, your sacrifice is not forgotten nor will it ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo (Retired)
Delaware State Police

June 17, 2020

Rest in peace Border Patrol Agent Azrak.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 29, 2019

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

June 17, 2015

I have noted that on this date, in various years, multiple deaths occurred due to single events. How disturbing that so many can be taken at one time as often as seems the case on this date; 4 events, 6 different law enforcement agencies, 12 law enforcement officers.

On this anniversary of these events, I wish to acknowledge the heroism of each and thank them for their service.

May you, Inspector Azrak, forever Rest in Peace, and God Bless you, Brother.

The tragedy is compounded by the release of your murderers. We can only hope they have faced true justice, if not in this world, then in the next.

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

June 17, 2015

The sacrifice made by yourself and your partner was, and is a terrible event. No loss of a brother officer, a father, a sibling, a spouse is ever a good thing. Your sacrifice was different. Some losses of law enforcement officers brings about a great good and save lives. The Newhall incident, the FBI Miami shootout, and the Newton and Azrak murders have all redefined how law enforcement works. It brought sweeping changes to the Border Patrol itself. Changes which have saved multiple BP agents' lives. Thank you.

Tony P, police officer

December 9, 2014

ALTHOUGH I never really knew you Cousin Georgie, I have never forgotten you and the impact your passing had on our entire family. Even after all these years I still think about you and am sadden that at least just once I would have loved a chance to sit down and talk with you in Person.

Recently I saw a report on CNN about the drug wars and I was compelled to search your name on line today and I found you, alive and well in the hearts and memories of those that honor you and who loved you dearly, especially your brother Russell.

So today, with Gods Grace who I think led me to you , I feel even closer to you than ever before. Know that in the coming days, I will share this experience with your other cousin's Theresa, Nick, Janet, Paul and Anne Marie too.

I have been told by your cousins that I was the sentimental one of our family and I guess that is true. But because I loved your Mom, Dad and Brother and never really got to know you that I truly think its much more than that. You have reached out to me over these many years, visiting me in my dreams and thoughts many times. If I could trade you any part of my life for the one you did not have, know that I would have dear cousin.

Today my heart healed a little and I am so glad I finally got the chance to reach out to you in a place I can honor you and say thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Until we meet in spirit, with tears of love I say this to you and God Bless you Cousin Georgie.

Your First Cousin, Ernie

Ernie Lorenzo
First Cousin

November 27, 2012

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 45th anniversary year 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.

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and prie are forever.

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

November 24, 2012

George Azrak was never married and had no children. Note he was killed in 1967 as stated in "End of Watch".

Russell Azrak

October 23, 2012

I'm doing some family tree research and know my aunt who is now deceased had a husband who was a border patrol agent killed in the line of duty before 1960.

Does anyone know if George Azrak was married with young children? I know he hadn't servered long when his life was taken. His wife was Margie and he had 3 young children (2 girls and 1 boy).

Any information would be appreciated. Thank you kindly.

Brenda in Virginia

possible family relation

September 26, 2012

On behalf of my family and myself I would like to offer our gratitude to all those over the past 42 years have expressed their thoughts, prayers, and condolences, and who have strived to keep the memories of George and Ted alive. Thanks also to everyone who participated in the search after George and Ted were reported "missing" on June 17th 1967. My Father and Mother and myself witnessed firsthand the efforts of all those who participated in the search since we had flown to the Temecula area to "wait" (like everyone else in the country) for what we hoped and prayed was going to be a joyful reunion with my brother George and Ted. Through the tireless work of a some very special people, what was at first their own personal vision many years ago, became a dream and now a reality. The renaming of the Murrieta Station as the Theodore L. Newton and George F. Azrak Border Patrol Station will serve as evidence of the culmination of 85 years of service provided by the U.S. Border Patrol in the Temecula Valley. The legacy of those who came before and those who fell in the line of duty will never be forgotten.

Russell Azrak
Brother of George Azrak

June 8, 2009

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

You're not forgotten brother, we carry on honorably with you mind. Rest in peace, sir.

SBPA Colburn

June 17, 2008

My prayers are with you and your family.

Former Police Officer
Warrenton, Virginia

June 17, 2007

We offer our heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Inspector Azrak and we honor his distinguished service to the cause of justice and peace. Sadly, our nation has lost one of its finest citizens, a community has lost a friend and protector, and a family has lost an example of character and courage who they will love and respect forever. Today, because of the sacrifice Inspector Azrak has made, the house of freedom is stronger, sturdier, and more secure.

To the family and friends of Inspector Azrak, I would like you to know that a lot of people pray for you, and my hope is that their prayers will give you the strength necessary to move on. Just as you were always with him when he walked the beat or patrolled the streets, know that he will always be with you - wherever you may be. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Inspector Azrak is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

SA Thomas Doyle
FBI New York City

March 9, 2007

Thank you for your service and sacrifice and may you keep safe the borders of paradise in peace for eternity. It is truly a horrible injustice against you, your family and fellow agents/officers and our nation that these cold-blooded murderers are set free while your life and the life of Inspector Newton were cut short by cowards. I trust that the border patrol agents of Heaven will witness due justice meted out...RIP brother

Senior Parole Officer Michael A. Monahan
NJ Division of Parole/Police Unity Tour, Inc.

December 10, 2006

Rest in peace brother.


June 17, 2005

I was involved in the search for Azrak and Newton in the area of Oak Grove,CA east of Temecula on the morning they were found to be missing from their checkpoint. I remember when and where their bodies were found and the grief that touched us all. Although I never actually met Ted Azrak, I served 8 years working out of the Temecula Station and performed the same traffic check duties on highway 79 where he and Newton were kidnapped and killed. I will always remember these two young Officers who died in the line of duty just as their careers were beginning. God Bless them.

Thomas B. Gray, Patrol Agent In Charge (
U.S. Border Patrol

October 4, 2004

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies.....

Rest in peace, hero.

September 29, 2004

Thank you for your service to your Country and to the Patrol. We'll try like hell to keep that last one in prison for you.

Border Patrol Agent Michael F. Casey
United States Border Patrol

July 2, 2004

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