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Border Patrol Agent Alexander Sanderlieb Kirpnick

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

End of Watch Wednesday, June 3, 1998

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Reflections for Border Patrol Agent Alexander Sanderlieb Kirpnick

I worked a station near you, Alex. I soothed the Douglas Station as a Senior Patrol Agent. I heard what happened and everyone said you were a gourd agent. Shortly after your end-of-watch, I responded to a drug smuggling situation but due to your incident, I got out of my vehicle with my gun already out and I am glad I did because one of them was armed. They all got 10 years in prison. Letting you know that you are ALWAYS remembered! Thank you very much for your service!

Karl Reynolds

June 17, 2019

Hey, Alex.
You were a great partner and Journeyman (yeah at the time you didn't have much more USBO experience than me but you had experience prior)
I will forever be morose about what happened that night.
It was the worst night of my career.

You left behind a great family and I remember your Sister (I believe she is a Nurse) brought/sent us medical supplies in your name.

A lot of us still remember and miss you.

I miss shooting the bull with you at the corner of East and Nelson on Swingshift.

Hearing about your Russia/Ukraine experiences and immigrating to America and becoming a United States Border Patrol Agent.

My saddest day in my career was the night you left us.

Just wanted to let You and your Family know you have NOT been forgotten.

I have moved up a bit in the ranks and to several stations but I am still working at the Station level, by choice.

I will always remember your sacrifice that fateful, horrible night.

I took a lesson from it though.
I realized awhile after that night that we were not indestructible Supermen.

Ever since I became t Journeyman, Senior Oareol Agent, SBPA, FOS and WC, I always end my musters with, "Ok, everybody got that?
We all go home tonight!"

So far it has worked out that way.
Thank you for your Service and your teachings, Alex.

Chris Short
(My Star number has changed many times over the years but I always think of myself as N439 back when you were my "boss".)

Watch Commander
Untied States Border Patrol

June 12, 2019

Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Border Patrol Agent Kirpnick.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 3, 2019

It will be almost 21 years, Alex.
We finally got the last of them.
Your Trainee Chris S.

Watch Commander

May 30, 2019

There's a TV program that follows the heroes of the Border Patrol. On that program I saw the memorial in Arizona where you lost your life. Thank you for your service to The United States of America.

Daniel NLEOMF Supporter

September 9, 2018

June 3rd never gets less painful. You are still the most outstanding person I have met. May God be with your family, and all if us that new and loved you.


June 4, 2017

You are still the most amazing, inspiring person I have ever known, you are greatly missed.


June 3, 2016

We will never forget you Alex. You are still an inspiration to us all, and we are all better for having known you.


June 3, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 3, 2015

So many years have passed Alex, I still see you setting in Law Class at the academy. You were taken far too soon. God Bless you and keep you in His arms.


March 30, 2015

We will memorialize Agent Kirpnick on The Stolen Lives Quilt,

The Remembrance Project

October 3, 2014

You are eternally on my mind. I will miss you till we meet again.

Heroes Live Forever

June 3, 2014

Hard to believe it has been 16 years today Alex. I still think about you and enjoyed the times we worked together.

Peace be unto you and your family.

Watch Commander C. Short
United States Border Patrol / Partners

June 3, 2014

He will be memorialized on the Stolen Lives Quilt, along with other men and women who served to protect our country and families.
Our representatives must answer to each family whose loved one was killed.


Maria Espinoza
Founder & National Director
The Remembrance Project

August 4, 2013

We are memorializing Agent Kirpnick on the Stolen Lives Quilt

Nat'l Directo
The Remembrance Project.www

August 4, 2013

miss u so much!!!! i will never forget you!!!

Gil Braunstein

June 24, 2013

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

June 3, 2013

I miss you Alex.

Chanse Jones

July 5, 2012

RIP Agent Kirpnick, may you be at peace now and forever.

Debra Stevenson

June 4, 2012

Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Border Patrol Agent Kirpnick. Yuor bravery will never be forgotten.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 3, 2012


I want you to know that not a day goes by that I don't think of you. Jeff and I have a picture of you up at work next to another buddy of mine (Tye Pratt). We honor you by sharing your story with every new agent and making sure that they know how 10-8 your were. We do this not only because of how much you meant to us but because we hope that some day your story might save one of their lives. Thank you for keeping watch over us from above, and remember we will meet again brother!

John Roseborough, SPA
US Border Patrol (and friend)

September 23, 2011

Sir, I am truly honored to be able to leave something in your memory today, to be able to reflect on your sacrifice. I know no other words to say, but 'thank you'. May you rest in peace.

Friend of USFS Off. Kris Fairbanks, RIP 9-20-08


October 7, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 11th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service to our country. 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.

I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

June 4, 2010


The bad guys are in jail. So, now I say my piece.
We did all we could in those hours and days after you gave your life, to protect America, in Potrero Canyon.
It was an honor to learn about you and to work beside your friends and colleagues. You, and they, have my deep respect.
God rest your soul.

SA Jim McCarty

May 19, 2010

Like you Alex, I am an adopted son of this great country of ours. You have provided me and others the inspiration to do this thankless and often dangerous job. We'll take it from here and God bless!

Former BPA current ICE SA

March 29, 2010

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