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Border Patrol Agent Susan Lynn Rodriguez

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

End of Watch Tuesday, July 7, 1998

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Reflections for Border Patrol Agent Susan Lynn Rodriguez

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 7, 2020

Rest in peace Border Patrol Agent Rodriguez. A true and humane heroine of honor!

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 16, 2018

Agent Rodriguez,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and Agent Salinas for your service and sacrifice for our Country. I was detailed to McAllen Sector for Operation Rio Grande and I remember the ambulances carrying you and Agent Salinas along with Border Patrol vehicles speeding past us on the highway in the opposite direction as we were driving to Harlingen for our orientation briefing and wondering what had happened. When we got to the hotel we were told what had happened and we couldn’t believe it. At that point in my career I had only been in Law Enforcement for a little over two years and it really opened my eyes.

R.I.P. Agent Rodriguez. You and your partner are 10-7 10-42 tour of duty completed.

United States Border Patrol

July 8, 2018

Rest In Peace Sister LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 20th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

July 7, 2018

Rest in peace my sister.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

July 7, 2018

I was there on that day. I remember when you arrived, I remember talking to you prior to it all beginning. I was with you after the dust settled and I was there until you got to leave that day.

I think about you often because you taught me very important lessons about this profession. There are no guarantees and everything is possible in the field.

My memories of you and that day have kept me safe over the years and have made me a better investigator and peace keeper. Your sacrifice has done the same for many and I thank you for that.

I pray you and your family have peace.

Texas Ranger Cody Mitchell
Texas Rangers , Co F

January 29, 2018

Rest in Peace Border Patrol Agent Susan Lynn Rodriguez. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the borders of The Great State of Texas & the USA.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the scum that murdered you shall forever burn in the lake of fire.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

July 8, 2016


I remember all of the times you made my life better even in Ferndale. I miss you more than you could ever know.


September 2, 2015

I was thinking of you this morning Susan as every now and then I do. You are a beautiful soul and dearly missed. I hope your daughter grows up to have the same wonderful smile as you. You have touched so many hearts.
So much love,
Lisa Smedley

Friend, no rank
Your friend from El Cajon, CA

August 9, 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

July 15, 2015

You switched shifts with me that that summer. You wanted to spend time with your husband's schedule so that BOTH of you could enjoy your toddler daughter. I will never be able to tell her how much you wanted to be with her that you made arrangements to exchanged shifts. That morning I was with my family. I am so so sorry. I was just in as a trainee & you bothered to know that I too wanted time with my young family. You were courageous as a young Anglo female, civic minded, and kind. Ricky knew the danger and was as brave. He had shared a nightmare he had had, and said he wasn't leaving. Julys' & life have never been the same. Sometimes, I have wondered if we did the right thing by switching shifts. I left because I will not hear otherwise about you. It was a pleasure to work with you & by you. May your daughter know how much you cherished every second with you.

Ex-Co Worker
Ex-Co Worker

July 7, 2015

Dear Susan,

I too, wear "The Badge", and am honored to do so. But the greatest honor I have is that I get to work every day, with you as my "Silent Partner".

Unfortunately I will never have to chance to tell you this in person, but "Thank you". Thank you for your courage, dedication, and sacrifice. But mostly, thank you for being there with me, guiding me and pushing me to be the best I can, everyday.

God Bless you, dear Sister in green. May you and Ricardo rest easy and in peace.

Julie A.

April 19, 2014

"In valor there is hope." —Tacitus

You and BPA Salinas are never far from our thoughts.

And should our memories lapse, there's always a reminder in the etchings of your names.

The past 15 years have been a blur, such a sharp contrast to that day, which I don't forget.

Anonymous Officer

June 17, 2013

Rest in Peace, we have the Watch

Phoenix Police, Brother in Blue

May 7, 2013

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. There are no words to express my sympathy for their loss. They will never let you be forgotten as you are a true hero and heroes never die.

"Loved with a love beyond all feeling,
Missed with a grief beyond all tears."

Bob Gordon, Ret. Deputy Chief
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

July 7, 2012

Rest in peace my Sister.

Deputy S. Yates
Covington County Sheriff Dept.(MS.)

November 4, 2010

Ma'am, 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

Dear Susan, I remember you every day, I miss you every day. I know that you are watching over us, and as the Godmother of my son Bobby, I know that you are watching over him too. He knows you are his "Nina". I have pictures of Megan, and she is you all over again, you live on in her! Rest in Peace, my dear "Comadre."

Tina Yanez SBPA
USBP El Paso Station

September 5, 2010

Susan- 12 years - You, my friend, will never be forgotten. I wear your name on my wrist as a tribute to you - my memorial bracelet - people ask "what is that?" and i'm proud and saddened at the same time to tell them of your and Ricardo's story. Stay in Peace-We all know you are watching over us! Much Love to you and your family: M and G and J!!

FOS K.L.Gales-Lopez

July 23, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the twelth 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 7, 2010

Agent Rodriguez, I am currently attending the WIFLE conference. Your sisters in law enforcement continue to honor you.

SSA Ellen Pierson

June 22, 2010

I was going home as this happened;I was working the port of entry at brownsville texas;Armed as I was I fully support her service and duty and know how difficult it is to be out there with a brother of mine also as border patrol officer.
I know that laws of the gsa are there for a reason and also my ex wife was an adjudicator with the ins with fbi clearance.I had to know more than just any other citizen.Love and Kisses and Hugs to all her fellow mates and most of all to family and friends.My brother works the tucson arizona border patrol station and casa grande arizona.Lots of Love martin enrique franco ontiveros.Admired her service at the south texas border patrol station and in san benito texas.

martin enrique franco ontiveros
gsa armed guard brownsville tx poe.

March 29, 2010

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 22, 2008

Agent Rodriguez you are a hero. Even though it has been ten years since the end of your watch you are remembered. May God continue to bless you and your loved ones. Rest in peace my sister.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

July 7, 2008

Agent Rodriquez your work as we know it on this Earth is done. You are in God's Hands now sister. May you rest in peace.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

June 2, 2008

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