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Border Patrol Agent Aurelio Esparz Valencia

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

End of Watch Friday, January 26, 1996

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Reflections for Border Patrol Agent Aurelio Esparz Valencia

Rest in Peace my brother.

N.Y.P.D. Lt. Ray Flores (Ret.)

January 26, 2017


Your Godfather Aurelio Valencia was an outstanding agent. He could spot a load vehicle a mile down the road. In January 2016, the Blythe station erected a monument at the checkpoint on Highway 78 where he used to work and patrol. If you're ever in the area go by to see it.
We will Never Forget

SBPA Janalyn Buseck

May 9, 2016

You were my Godfather and I wish I would have gotten a chance to know you. Maybe things would be different. Thank you for your service. RIP.


July 13, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 16th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never dimishes respect, and your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for the solace of all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace today.

Rest In Peace

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

January 26, 2012

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

March 19, 2008



January 22, 2008

I can hardly believe it has been over 11 years since your end of watch. We will never forget you. Thanks for taking care of the mutt for us.


July 31, 2007

To the family and friends of Agent Aurelio Valencia,
Agent Valencia's name will be added to the Riverside County Peace Officer's Memorial on May 21, 2007. This memorial is inscribed with the names of the Peace Officers who have died in the line of duty in Riverside County since 1900. Agent Valencia's loss was recently discovered and it will be an honor to place his name on the memorial.

Sergeant Don Taulli
Riverside Police Department

May 11, 2007

Rest in peace brother.

US Border Patrol

January 26, 2006

I attended the basic B.P. Academy with Aurelio. He was not only our squad leader, but he was very dedicated and disciplined. One of the nicest guys anyone could meet

God Bless

J. Mtz.

February 28, 2005

On this the 9th anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service to our Country and to the Patrol.

January 26, 2005

Thank you for your service to your Country, the community and the Patrol. Vaya con Dios Hermano.


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