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Senior Border Patrol Agent Miguel Javier Maldonado

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

End of Watch Monday, March 10, 1997

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Reflections for Senior Border Patrol Agent Miguel Javier Maldonado

Rest in peace, Mike.

We were classmates in USBP #135. You were a great guy and everyone enjoyed getting to know you. Your wit and sense of humor brightened up even the toughest parts of the academy. In fact, it led one of our brothers to dub you "Mad Maldo," because we never knew what crazy thing you might come up with next. All retired now, our BP class holds a reunion every few years, and we all enjoy swapping "Mad Maldo" stories. If only you could be there to laugh with us. Just rest assured that you will never be forgotten as long as one of us is still left alive.

As the Old Patrol Agents would say, you were a good man to ride the river with.

Special Agent Chuck Ford

March 12, 2019

SPA Maldonado,
Sir, even though it's been 18 years since your send of Watch you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just in the USBP but when you served as a U.S. Marine as well. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow BPA;former Marine

United States Border Patrol

March 11, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 15th 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. He was lso your brother in green so I bid you semper fi.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Rest In Peace.

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

March 10, 2012

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends as another year passes. May they know that you will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 10, 2010

"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


Van Den Berghe

March 13, 2008

Agent Maldonado,

On this day, I want you and your family to know that you are still remembered.

Supervisory Border Patrol Agent
U.S. Border Patrol

March 10, 2008

SPA Maldonado,
On today, the 11th anniversary of your death, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just as a BPA but also when you served in the USMC as well. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. I used to work with your nephew Joe Maldonado out of El Paso Station and you would be proud of what a good agent Joe is.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow Marine;BPA


March 10, 2008

I wanted to remind you and your family that we do not forger our own.

SPA Thomas K. Kimbriel

November 28, 2006

Rest in peace brother.


March 10, 2005

R.I.P. Agent Maldonado. You will NEVER be Forgotten.

Police Officer
Clearwater P.D., FL

January 3, 2005

Let no fallen law enforcement hero be without a reflection. I honor you.

Jim Crotty, Special Agent (Ret.) ATF
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms

August 3, 2004

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