Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Special Agent Anthony S. Minetto, Sr.

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

End of Watch Monday, January 27, 1997

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Reflections for Special Agent Anthony S. Minetto, Sr.

Hey Partner never forgotten.

Special Agent OCDETF John Martinez (Ret)

February 22, 2023

Tony, a lot of time has passed, but we still think of you often. The world is a colder and darker place without you.

Bill Embick, Special Agent
INS/ICE (retired)

January 27, 2023

It's been 20 years. Each day that goes by you are loved, missed and remembered by your family, friends and colleagues. Rest well!

Special Agent Bill Embick
INS/ICE (retired)

January 27, 2017

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

January 27, 2016

It has been 18 long years since that horrible day. You are still remembered and are sorely missed. You were a great friend and a great colleague. God bless you and rest in peace.

Bill Embick
INS/ICE (retired)

January 27, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the fourteenth 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 for your selfless and distinquished service to our country. I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 27, 2011

Indeed a true hero...God bless you and your family Agent Minetto.

Officer Nick

February 27, 2009

Indeed a true hero...God bless you and your family Agent Minetto.


February 27, 2009

Agent Minetto,
On today, the 12th anniversary of your death 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 INS Officer(USBP)


January 27, 2009

"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 20, 2008



January 23, 2008

rest at peace'll not be forgotten....

Kami Minetto-Arndt

October 17, 2007

you were a great officer to work with Tony the times we all worked together at our small INS office and out in the field you knew how to make a bad day look good.

INS Officer E. Key
formal INS

May 22, 2007

"BRO"(Brother)One who responds to the call of another BRO anytime,anywhere,no questions asked(as you did Tony, back in the day. you are not forgotten.

Senior Special Agent John Martinez
ICE formerly INS

March 6, 2006

God Bless Agent Minetto...

Officer R. M.
Capitol Police

January 27, 2006

I remember the day you died, the shock of learning the awful truth. Tony, you were such a compassionate man, always thinking of others, always working towards correcting the wrongs of those wronged. You are still missed after almost ten years and will always be dearly missed by myself and my family. I am reminded of you many times every time I see your memorial plaque on the wall at work. God bless.

Gregory White, Group Supervisor
ICE-formerly INS

January 16, 2006

Tony - I lost a good friend when you were killed.


DJ Smith, retired

September 1, 2005

What a shame. May god bless you and your family. Thank you for your service to this country.

former special agent

January 27, 2005

You will not be forgotten, Rest In Peace, God Bless

Police Officer
Chicago, IL. Police Dept.

August 3, 2004

Rest in peace Agent Minetto, gone but not forgotten.


November 30, 2003

So long INS Special Agent Tony Minetto. your were a great co-worker.


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