Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Park Ranger Kristopher William Eggle

United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Friday, August 9, 2002

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Reflections for Park Ranger Kristopher William Eggle

We may never understand it,
the risks these brave ones take,
but occasionally we see a bit
of the difference their lives make.

Some do it for the action,
others find it a callin'.
All find the satisfaction,
and few become the fallen.

Being an officer is what he loved,
To him as good as it gets.
Law was what he dreamed of,
He would have no regrets.

And though it saddens all of us
to lose him in this way
He knew how an officer must
Live life to the fullest everyday.

You've not been forgotten, Kris.

Current FLETC Student
National Park Service

May 25, 2006

Sir, I just saw your dad today on Fox News fighting to secure our borders. I dont want to make this political but thank you for doing what few would want to do. I am sure you enjoyed your life on the southern border, and i too contemplate joining the border patrol right now. thank you for your service and God bless you.


April 14, 2006

I am happy to have called Kris Eggle a friend and a brother in Christ. I meet rangers here at FLETC regularly (like today) that knew Kris. All that knew him loved him. He was truly a gift to us all. I regularly tell people about who Kris was and of his sacrifice and the sacrifice of his wonderful family. Kris was truly the best at all that he did,....Truly an amazing person and a great ranger. The picture that Mrs. Eggle gave me of Kris and a rubbing that I have of his name from "The Wall" are proudly displayed upon my desk. Kris' sacrifice continues to motivate me to provide the best training possible for the officers/rangers passing through these gates. This is my pledge to the family and friends of my fallen brother. Periodically as I reflect on what heaven will be like, I think of how good it will be to see the smiling face of Kris Eggle.....and this always brings a smile to my face....even now. My brother Kris, may God bless you and your family. Till we meet again my friend.......and what a day that will be!

Brad Headley--senior instructor
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

February 9, 2006

Ranger Eggle, I never got a chance to meet you. I have heard what happened. You ,sir, are a soldier in an unknown war. I will not forget!
Blue skies brother.

To Kristopher's family: Nothing said can supplant your overwhelming loss. I am thankful that men like Kristopher exist and I call them my brothers. I promise to you that I will tell Kristopher's story to as many people as I can.

Nemo me impune lacessit!

Deputy Todd Clark
Chaves County (NM) Sheriff's Office

January 24, 2006

It has been 3 long years since you have been gone. I want to thank you for your hard work and dedication. You will never be forgotten.

August 9, 2005

What a wonderful human being and hero you were to all who knew and loved you. I thank our mighty God for those fine Mexican Officers who did not let this evil person escape or get away with your murder. Thank you for keeping us safe.

August 7, 2005


I wanted to drop in and say that you have not been forgotten and that you are a true hero. My son, also an Eagle Scout, ex Airborne Army MP, Chicago Police Officer, lost his life last year by the action of an individual who had no dreams nor a family that will be missing their father. You both will never be forgotten.

Robert Gordon, father of Officer Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Robert Gordon, Asst. Chief, Retired
Riverside PD, IL

May 26, 2005

The Last Email I got from Kris. I haven't had the heart to erase it.

I miss you Kris!!
Hey buddy!

Congrats on the perm job! I got the word from Jeremy this weekend. He and I were on the same team last spring at spec ops so we have spent a bit of time
together since his arrival. I am very happy that it worked out for you. When will it become formal? Where will you live? As I understand, it will be a
climbing ranger so what does that entail as far as daily duties?

I will be happy to talk with you about FLETC and give you some suggestions about what to bring. I do not
leave here until the 4th of june so we should talk before that time if you are coming in the june class.
Call me anytime after 1630 Georgia time. Call me from the office since it is a government issue...


U.S. Park Ranger Scott Fischer
National Park Service

April 13, 2005

On 12-13-04, Thru the excellent efforts of the prosecutors as well as the constant efforts of family and friends, The second suspect from the murder of Ranger Eggle was sentenced to 15 1/2 years in prison.
Even in death, Kris continues to make our world a much better place.

Detective Tom Holz
Pima Co Sheriff

December 14, 2004

You died while I was attending FLETC, there were many there that knew you.
Why is it the good ones that leave us?
I hope your family is doing well, my thoughts are with them.
Your NPS family remembers you and struggles to make things better in our profession while not giving up the things that make us great.
Green and gray forever!
I will continue to fight to preserve the lands you loved and gave your life for.

U.S. Park Ranger
National Park Service

October 25, 2004

Although I live only an hour away from the small northern Michigan town where Kris lived, I never met him. It is evident by the reflections left here that he was a much loved and appreciated ranger. God bless his soul, God bless his family, and may God bless safety on all the men and women serving in law enforcement.


August 28, 2004

Oh, how we miss you, Kris ... you will never be forgotten.

I keep the Eggle family in my thoughts and prayers.

Jessie Jordan, U.S. Park Ranger
National Park Service

June 18, 2004

Rest easy, Brother, you are not forgotten. Blessings on your family and friends, and also on our Mexican brothers who brought your murderer to justice.

Monroe Co. Sheriff Dept. Bloomington, In.

March 27, 2004

Hello again, Kris, my fine friend. It's been a few days since I last spent time with you. A few days ago I saw for the first time your name chiseled into another stone wall. I spent some time with you there, but I suppose you know that. Remember our time in the desert? We talked about Columbine and how those officers responding to that terrible call were so very valiant. We wondered if we'd be valiant if ever our call came.

"No greater love haveth a man..."--John 16:33

You need wonder no more, my friend. You, Kris, have a heart more valiant than any other I know.

Your friend,
Kevin Moses
U.S. Park Ranger, Shield #195

Kevin Moses, U.S. Park Ranger Shield 195
National Park Service

February 22, 2004

I only wish that I had as many great memories of my cousin as many of you do. Unfortunately, the oportunity was stolen from me and many other people. I have though, been able to get to know him better the past year and a half from hearing from people whose lives where touched forever by Kris's beaming presence. Kris brought great honor to the Eggle name and he continues to do so to this day with all of the accomplishments that he achieved in his short but fulfilling life. I am proud to share the same last name with him and proud to call him family. We will love and miss you forever!

Katy Eggle - Cousin

February 19, 2004

We will never forget you my friend!

Brian Fields U.S. Park Ranger

February 18, 2004



February 18, 2004

Kris, i knew you when you were with us, but only casually. Since that day, i have had the pleasure of meeting your wonderful parents and the rest of your family. I feel like i am a part of your family now. It is so unfortunate, but I feel like I have gotten to you better since that day. You have changed my life in so many ways. I know you are looking down, with a smile and a chocolate chip cookie protecting us. God bless.

Isaac Cohen

January 15, 2004

My prayers are with your family. You ran a good race. Thank you for your sacrifice.


December 12, 2003

It's been a year and a half that you have been gone. Your memory lives on. Your dedication is reflected to other and that lives on. Even at this late date, may your loss find meaning in the hearts of new officers everywhere. God keep you and your family.


December 11, 2003

A year has past since you gave the ultimate sacrifice to our nation. Your mother described you as a "beacon of light". To this day your light shines strong. The Stevens family has many great memories of you and your constant smile. We talk about the memories and all the great times we had with you. We miss you and we will never forget you.
Kris has a memorial in his home town in Cadillac, MI. If any of you are ever in the area, please visit the memorial located on the Lake Cadillac walkway.
The Stevens family thanks all the officers who protect our borders. Each one of you are in our prayers.

Chad Stevens
Clare County Sheriff Department

October 14, 2003

On the one year anniversary of my friends murder, I stood with his family on the very spot where it happened. I will always remember that day. I was off-duty, but drove as fast as I could to be with my brothers on Organ Pipe. I have stood the line between our country and mexico with many people, but none finer than Kris. He was and will always be the finest Police Officer I have ever known. His picture is above my desk to this day.
It is said that no man dies, when there are those who's lives have been touched still remember............
Kris will live forever............

Deputy Tom Holz
Pima County Sheriff

On this, the one-year anniversary of your passing, I wanted to say thanks for your sacrifice. I have to come to know your parents a little and am proud of what they do in your memory and to help others. You served with honor!

Steve Varner

Thank you Kris. We as Rangers will miss you. The National Parks have lost a great guardian. Thank you.

Park Ranger Patrick Yagla
National Park Service

What a tragedy! Such a fine young man and an honorable officer. We are blessed to have such brave men and women like the USPS Rangers, who work dangerous jobs, for low pay and often with little equipment or personnel.

I pray for him, his family, friends, colleagues and fellow rangers.

He now patrols the streets of Heaven with St. Michael. God Bless and stay safe.

Chief JA Millan

Chief JA Millan
NC Public Schools Law Enforcement, Avery Dist.

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