Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Border Patrol Agent Jesus A. de la Ossa

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

End of Watch Tuesday, October 20, 1998

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Reflections for Border Patrol Agent Jesus A. de la Ossa

Thank you for when you were there, thank you for your sacrifice, thank you for being a real father to me and my younger brothers, cant wait to fight you in the great hall...

Jesus Delaossa Jr

August 31, 2019

You and your family were in our thoughts my brother. Thank you for your service and rest knowing that you will never be forgotten.

Watch Commander Kevin L. Nix

October 24, 2018

Agent de La Ossa,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just as a LEO but also when you served as a Security Policeman with the USAF. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey

Border Patrol Agent Michael Casey
United States Border Patrol

October 20, 2018

While serving as Security Policemen in the USAF , Jesse and I were stationed together at Osan AB, South Korea, and again at March AFB, Ca. Jesse had an infectious personality that made people want to hang around him. We laughed together so many times until we were wiping the tears away. Anytime we had the rare occasion of being assigned to a patrol together, we knew we were in for a fun night of mischief and laughs.

While at March AFB, Ca, Jesse and I both volunteered for the Giant Sword Weapons Loading competition in the summer of 1987. It took us off the flight line and allowed us to train for the competition for 3-4 months. During this time, our team ran 5 miles every morning at 6am. Jessie and I always ran next to each other so we could make each other laugh to break up the monotony of the hot, long run. It's a testament to Jessie's dedication and work ethic that he volunteered for this competition, when he could have just stayed on the flight line in an air conditioned vehicle on patrol.

I remember Jessie working many hours at the local Circle K convenient store just outside March AFB in order to earn even more income for his family than what his USAF check would provide. That's the type of man Jesse was, even at just 22 years old at the time.

Jesse's sons; Your father was a very kind, humble man. He always had a smile on his face, a twinkle in his eye, and a true heart of gold. He and I had a lot of laughs together, but I always knew that he was responsible, dependable, and that he had my back in any situation, especially on patrol. It saddens me that you only got to spend such a short period of your lives with him. Be at peace knowing that your father was admired and loved by so many. I'm proud to have known him and to have called him friend!

Sgt. Paul A. Locher
USAF Security Police

April 18, 2018

I worked on Otay Mountain in San Diego Sector, California many a shift with Jesse. He was a highly motivated agent and got out on foot a lot which was the source for much banter since he was an Air Force veteran and I was an Army veteran. He could always be counted upon to be in the thick of any action in the station's area of responsibility. The news of his death was very sad and we felt so bad for his children who would grow up not knowing so much of the exciting things their dad did for America. Rest In Peace Jesse.

Chuck Albrecht
US Border Patrol

March 15, 2017

I am at the National Chaplain Academy in Artesia, NM and am learning about Jesus (Jesse) De La Ossa. He sounds like a great example of a father, brother and co-worker. He will continue to be honored and never forgotten. Thank you for your service, Jesse.

BPA Chaplain in training

July 26, 2014

Today another officer has fallen and I reflect on my friends that have given their all!!!! Sleep safe America because the USBP is out there defending our nations borders from those that would do you harm!!!! You'll never be forgotten!!!! I wear your names proudly on my back to let all know of your ultimate service!!!!

Alex Harper
Special Operations Supervisor- Retired
USBP- Retired

March 4, 2014

I Agree with Rich, this is sad news to lose Jess. He and I were Secruity Police in the USAF at March AFB. He definitely set the bar high and was a role model for all us who came in contact with him and what a contagious smile he always had. RIP Defender and thank you for your service and dedication!

CMSgt (R) K.P. Marsilio

November 22, 2013

I knew Jesse BEFORE he entered the Border Patrol. He and I were Secruity Police in the USAF. He set the bar high, he was an active leader with the Emergency Services Team (E.S.T.). Everybody liked to ride with him on patrols because he would teach you effective police tactics and procedures only he seemed to know. He was a role model for each of us and we miss his contagious smile still today. When we lost him, we lost a coworker and friend the nation, lost a great defender.

MSgt (Ret.) Richard Kelleher
A dear friend from the 22 SPS, March AFB, California (USAF)

November 22, 2013

Your ideas have not been lost. I think of you every day as my life moves forward without the valuable advice I know you would have provided. Your grandson yearns to know his grandfather and all the valuable gifts you could should have given him. You worked so hard to make our lives easy, something I can never repay you for, I promise I will never let my own children know the struggle you knew as you raised us to be the best men we could become. I only hope that I can do as well as you have done to ensure comfort in my own children's lives. I miss you more with every passing day, if I could hear your voice it would bring me unimaginable joy. I find comfort in the fact you left my mother with the ability to raise us as you saw fit, and hope we have not disappointed you. I love you dad, and have never stopped picturing your return from Artesia, thru all the pain it has brought me. I know you would want us to be happy, but all I want is to hear your voice.

Jesus De La Ossa

August 3, 2011

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. 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


October 20, 2009

Agent de la Ossa was one of my spanish instructors at the academy. He was a great instructor and made you want to please him by doing well. I come to this site pretty frequently to remind myself of the sacrafices made by so many of our brothers and sisters. God bless all of them.


January 18, 2009

A decade has passed but you have not been forgotten by those that love you dearly nor will that ever be the case. They think of you every day and will continue to do so for as long as they walk this earth. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and those still out on patrol. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

October 20, 2008

RIP.You will never be forgotten.


September 23, 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
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

Agent de la Ossa,
On today, the 9th anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country and the Patrol. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



October 20, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service.


October 17, 2007

Hey Jesse,

Was talking about you again the other day with the guys on the team.. you always make me smile when I remember you and the funny times we had.

It's coming up on nine years now.. amazing that it's been so long, it still seems so fresh. I was just in DC for a while and stopped by to see you and Tommy at the Fallen Officer's Memorial from time to time.. It was nice to be there since I can't make it out to your grave.

Miss you man and you're not forgotten.

SBPA Scott Ross

August 29, 2007

I still remember you and Carl coming out of the Park after pushing a group through Damb canyon with Carl sweating and you smiling as usual. That smile will always be remembered and prayers for your family will continue always.

SPA Kuckkahn
USBP, Brown Field Station

April 6, 2007

Jesse, Kyle and I were talking about you the other day. They did the scholarship ride last weekend and gave your son another scholarship. We miss you and you are not forgotten.


November 11, 2006

Think about you and Tommy all the time then I start laughing to myself, remembering the times we had.

PAIC Carl Eklund

May 30, 2006

Jesse, I don't know who said that when a person dies you eventually forget about them, I guess that the person who said it hadn't gone through one of the hardest and most testing times of one's life. There isn't a single day that passes that I don't think about you and the way you were so easy to talk to. I would give anything to have that again, yet, I know that I can always talk to you, the hard part is not hearing you in return. I thank God for the little time I did get to enjoy my brother's company. Thanks for everything. Until we meet again.

your bro Erik


February 18, 2005

Jesse it's been six years and sometimes I just sit and remember all the good times we had, cause there were hardly any bad times. I guess you could say I was strong but deep down inside i'm not all there as when you were here. A part of me went with you maybe that's why we were so close.

your bro mark


October 29, 2004

Rest in peace.


October 20, 2004

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies....

Rest in peace, hero. God bless.

October 20, 2004

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