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Border Patrol Agent John Charles Gigax

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

End of Watch Sunday, November 7, 1999

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Reflections for Border Patrol Agent John Charles Gigax

Rest in peace Border Patrol Agent Gigax.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 6, 2021

Agent Gigax,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country and to the Patrol. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

A fellow BPA

United States Border Patrol

November 7, 2019


I remember that day 18 years ago, it will be a evening I will never forget - I will never ever forget you. The small memento that you gave me still hangs on my wall, and I promise to keep it until I see you again my friend.

You words of wisdom helped me become to person I am today, which included getting into law enforcement myself - I hope you are proud of what I have accomplished in my life.

Love you brother. Continue to Rest in Peace.

Ofc. Dave Chammy
Personal Friend / Alexandria PD

November 20, 2017

I remember Jon while we were in a very intimate relationship during his stay in Charleston SC. He's a great person and always had a smile on his face. I still think of you often my dear! I always felt your thoughts for me as well.

John Derrick "JD"
Former Boyfriend

August 25, 2017

As Police Week nears you and a few other fallen comrades come to mind. You were a fine Agent, but an even better man. RIP my friend you are missed-FJB

U.S. Border Patrol

May 2, 2014

You randomly came into my thoughts today. Hard to believe it's been almost 10 years... I still remember the phone call when I found out... Gone but never forgotten...


July 20, 2009

John, I wish I knew of this site sooner. I hope you are at peace, I hope your family has a this point come to terms with your early passing. Although we were not lose you are my friend, my classmate and my brother. Rest well. Honor First.

Richard Scanlan

March 24, 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 Gigax,
On today, the 8th annivervsary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country and to the Patrol. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

a fellow BPA


November 7, 2007

My thoughts are with all of your loved ones on this anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and those guarding over the Thin Blue Line. You are a true hero and heroes never die. You will not be forgotten.

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

November 7, 2007

On the eight year anniversary of your passing, you are remembered and a special prayer goes out to your family.

Craig Figgins
Brother - SGT Dan Figgins St Charles, IL EOW 4/9/05

November 7, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service


November 3, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

February 8, 2007

I’m following in your footsteps. I assure you that USBP has not forgotten you. Many remember, I remember.

A 544

October 2, 2006

Some of the finest people I have ever met..........USBP Agents. I am sure you were too. Rest in peace, Sir.

AZ Narc

December 18, 2005

To the family and friends of Border Patrol Agent Gigax and his fellow agents, and most especially to Agent Gigax himself;

On this the sixth anniversary of your tragic death, please know that you are remembered and honored. Your courage and dedication will never be forgotten.
Rest in peace, Agent Gigax.

May your family continue to be supported by their law enforcment family, and other police survivors.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the service Agent Gigax gave to his community and his country , and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on November 7, 1999.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

November 8, 2005

Thank you for your sacrifice.

November 7, 2005

Tragic! Rest In Peace Brother. We'll take it from here.

SBPA Alberto R. Olivares
US Border Patrol

August 17, 2005

You were a great friend and you will be missed immensely.

July 8, 2005

Rest in peace brother. Sorry it took so long for someone to leave a reflection.


November 7, 2004

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