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Inspector James A. Wallen

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

End of Watch Tuesday, March 6, 1923

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Reflections for Inspector James A. Wallen


My name is Frank Pages and I’m a US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) Officer

Frank Pages, Officer
U.S. Customs & Border Protection

August 2, 2019

Proud to call him family.

Lori Wallen Cohoon
Great Grandaughter

March 25, 2015

As a descendant of Inspector James Wallen. His story proud service to this country made me want to be in law-enforcement.

Gone but not forgotten.

Border Patrol Agent Wacy Taylor
U.S. Border Patrol

March 8, 2014

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 89th 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. How ironic and terribly sad that your grandson was later killed in the line of duty very near to where you were slain.

Rest In Peace.

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

March 6, 2012



February 12, 2012

A hero may fall but shall never be forgoteen. RIP Sir.

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

February 3, 2012

I am truly blessed to be a Grandaughter of James A. Wallen.He will never be forgotten by his family.On June 24, 2011 , he will be honored at the James A. Wallen family reunion, by 200 + of his descendents , in Junction, Texas,at the Suits Us Ranch.R.I.P. Grandad.

Genevieve Wallen Nixon

June 16, 2011

I just saw the Richard Lathan story on the television show FBI Files. I grew curious and went on-line for more info. This is a remarkable story and I wish more people could hear it. This is what being an American lawman is about;Protecting and Serving. This is one great American family.

Roslyn Allen

March 25, 2009

You are not forgotten by the ones who love you.


January 18, 2009

Not only is this a remarkable story of bravery and courage, but the tributes and reflections of Inspector Wallen's relatives speaks volumes of the kind person he was. Rest in peace always my friend and know that you will never be forgotten.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

April 9, 2008

Inspector Wallen,
On today, the 85th anniversary of your murder, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country and to the Service. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

A fellow Border Patrol Agent


March 6, 2008



March 5, 2008

James began a long tradtion of law enforcement in the Wallen family. From my grandfather, Calvin Wallen Sr. to my father,Albert Wallen, to my third cousin, Richard Latham and many others, I am proud of the Wallen dedication to law.

Nancy Wallen Pennell
Great Great Grand daughter

December 31, 2007

Jim was a professional lawman. A man of courage.

Lyn Castellaw Newman
Great niece

August 10, 2006

Sir, you are not forgotten.It seems your Grandson also had your courage and committment.May you both have eternal Rest.

March 6, 2006

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