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Border Patrol Agent Michael Wayne Barnes

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

End of Watch Thursday, December 12, 1996

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Reflections for Border Patrol Agent Michael Wayne Barnes

I worked many days and nights with Mike, a good friend . He was a great tracker and dependable partner. I had just had lunch with him in Del Rio a few days before his death.

Jack Pool, U.S. Border Patrol, 1971 to 2002. I have personally known many officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice, may they rest in peace.

May 29, 2018

YOU WERE MY DAD'S BEST FRIEND. HE ALWAYS SPOKE OF YOU AFTER YOUR DEATH. I WISH I WOULD HAVE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO THANK YOU IN PERSON FOR BEING A GREAT PERSON AND TAKING CARE OF MY DAD WHILE YOU TWO WERE ON PATROL. I KNOW YOU TWO ARE SOMEWHERE ON THE LINE NEAR CARRIZO JUST LIKE OLD TIMES.

SGT. MICHAEL MENDOZA
PHARR POLICE DEPARTMENT

May 14, 2013

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

December 26, 2009

RIP old friend. We who were with you in the 110th Session of the BPA and the Del Rio Sector remember your professionalism, kindness, and fun personality. We will never forget.

Robert J. Atwater
Former USBP/INS

December 17, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 13th 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.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 13, 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 21, 2008

"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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

March 19, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

vandenberghe
manchester, nh

December 6, 2007

Nine years ago today you left us. And you are not forgotten.

Officer Randy M Taylor
F.C.I. Terminal Island

December 12, 2005

Agent Barnes,
On today, the ninth anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country and to the Patrol.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

December 12, 2005

Rest in peace brother.

V-28
USBP

December 12, 2004

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