Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Senior Patrol Agent Travis Wayne Attaway

United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

End of Watch Sunday, September 19, 2004

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Reflections for Senior Patrol Agent Travis Wayne Attaway

Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

September 19, 2020

Rest in peace Senior Patrol Agent Attaway.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 19, 2020

Rest in peace Senior Patrol Agent Attaway.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 13, 2019

We found a cup that has Travis name on it in the streets of San Antonio. I would like to return it. Please call 210-262-9965

Jessica Alejandro

January 28, 2018

We looked for you my friend, even though we feared that you might be gone. With heavy hearts we continued looking well into the night.
Im so sorry, but we could not find you till it was too late

Jorge Gauna BPA
J. gauna

June 9, 2014

Well Travis, it's been seven years since you've been gone and you're are still missed dearly. I had the pleasure of working along side with you and I can remember our conversations. Oh and how can I forget to mention you singing country songs along with the radio. It was an honor knowing you, you were true gentlemen and true cowboy.

7117, Senior Patrol Agent
USBP, Harlingen Station

September 19, 2011

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.

Agent Attaway, you are greatly missed by your friends and co-workers. One of you former co-workers is now a co-worker of mine and I know you are not forgotten.

SBPA James Doran
US Border Patrol

July 21, 2008

Today in Charleston we remembered the Charleston 9. Those that passed one year ago in a fire at a local furniture store. The people of Charleston have been grieving and asking why. Just as we did the day that you were taken from us. When this event took place last year it brought back all of the lose and hurt that we experienced but also for me it was my time to give back. To help those just as we were helped in Texas by your friends and neighbors. Thank you for teaching me even through your passing. You are truly an angel. As I drove into town today listening to the memorial service on the radio for the fallen 9 and of course crying my eyes out, thinking of you and your family and those families of the 9, a Border Patrol car passed by me, talk about signs.
There is not a day that goes by when I do not think about what you did for this country and what you gave up for us and for that I say thank you. As they say here about the 9 "All Gave Some, Some Gave All".
We love you and we miss you.

Sara Cavallon

June 18, 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

Gone, but not forgotten...RIP brother.

Gary Renick, Senior Special Agent, ICE
Former USBP, McAllen, TX

May 4, 2007

Gone, but never forgotten, Rest easy now my Brother in law, your watch on earth is over.

SGT. John L. Gulledge Retired
Escambia CO FL SO

April 28, 2007

I miss you brother, I miss the conversations we had together about life in general. I'm here in El Paso trying to fill the spot you left open when you were called upon. The agents I've met here are good people and I'm pretty close to becoming one of them, so say a prayer for me so that I can fill in the spot you left open and try to make you proud as a Border Patrol Agent.
Love and miss you,
Your Brother,

SPC Jose E. Ibarra Jr. "Joey"
Army National Guard

February 21, 2007

My thoughts are with your loved ones on this 2nd anniversary of your EOW. Keep watch over your loved ones and protect them from harm. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon, father of fallen officer
Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Bob Gordon, Gold Star Father

September 19, 2006

Travis, it has been 2 years now since you left us and we miss you even more today than yesterday.

At the Church Dinner Softball Tourney in August, your friends played as "Team Rambo" and did very well. Their games drew crowds unlike the other games. The pride that locals had in the fact that the team was playing in your honor was very touching.

In mid August, quite a few of your friends spent several hours in "Travis' Bar" (a special place at your home). As you probably know they had a wonderful time and felt so close to you as they remembered the good times.

This past weekend, family and friends traveled to Harlingen for the Second Annual Memorial Softball Tourney they have now in honor of you and Jeremy. With players from D'Hanis/Harlingen saying "let's do it for Travis". You would have been proud of "Team Rambo" as they had a come back victory and won the game 15-14 just as Denny, Mark and you had done in Little League games and throughout High School baseball.

Then it rained...and then it poured, thus canceling all games. The games were not what was important, although everyone was looking forward to playing "Team Rambo" into a trophy place. What was important was the time for everyone to get together to remember, visit and somehow feel like they were doing something you all had shared to keep your memory alive and part of our lives forever.

P.S. If you have any pull with the man upstairs, can you plead for rain on the prarie and in D'Hanis. No crops this past year and Dado's ranch as does everywhere else needs rain.

Love you and miss you.

Carolyn Huesser

September 11, 2006

We met at Firearms Instructors Training Program (FITP) in January '03. With all the ego & bravado that came with BP shooting contests, somehow we became fast friends. I'll never forget the ride back to FLETC from the Well Head after our graduation. I keep our class picture on my desk as a reminder of the fun we had.

Honor First & God Speed

SBPA Bradley Neal
United States Border Patrol, CBP

July 22, 2006

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



December 15, 2005

I was just remebering how much fun we had hunting and fishing together. You were a good friend and you will never be forgotten. You and Jeremy have made the ultimate sacrifice and I salute you both. God bless you.

Trooper John Harris
Wyoming Highway Patrol

December 7, 2005

Travis...It's been a year and your absence still embraces us. Nothing seems the same without you and Jeremy. We think of you every single day!

Watch over us Travis, keep us from harm and one day we shall see each other again.

United Staes Border Patrol

October 3, 2005

To the family and friends of Patrol Agent Attaway and his fellow agents with the Border Patrol:

On behalf of our entire family, we wanted to extend our sincerest condolences to you during this anniversary week of Travis' death.
We know that you have suffered a grievous loss by Travis' tragic death.

May you continue to be comforted by the support of your law enforcement community and other police survivors.
Travis' dedication and valor will never be forgotten.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the service Travis gave to his community and country, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 19, 2004.

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

September 21, 2005

We went to the river today, where the accident happened. One year later, the pain continues to consume me. It is so hard to grasp. Miss you terribly. Save me a seat!

September 19, 2005

Rest in peace brother.


September 19, 2005

Dear Agent Travis and family,
Our family has just ended our first year of absolute pain and disbelief as your family has. I believe only other families that are a part of law enforcement can have some understanding of what our lives are like now. I cried when I read the reflection about your cousins. Matt also had the most wonderful collection of cousins that all love each other dearly. He is the first to leave. The hole he has left is unfillable. God bless your family as they struggle with their pain and new life that has been thrust upon them.
Matt's Mom forever

Linda Rittenhouse
mother of Officer Jesse Matthew Rittenhouse e.o.w.9/16/04

September 19, 2005

I recently met your mother in Austin and Washington during some conferences for Mothers and she is such a wonderful person. I just wanted to tell you thank you again for serving and protecting. You are truly loved and missed!

Shirley Roberts
Aunt of Fallen Officer John Logan EOW-3-14-04

June 23, 2005

"A heart of gold will take you the rafters, where you get your angel wings

'Don't cry for me', are the words that are coming from your golden guitar strings"

You will never be forgotten.

March 18, 2005

Its been hard around here without you and Jeremy. We wonder everyday, why did this have to happen to two of our best. But the lord is the only one with that answer, what we are very grateful for is the opportunity of knowing two great guys. It was also great playing softball and hanging out with you and Jeremy. We miss you guys dearly and we will never forget you. NEVER!!!

Senior Patrol Agent
U.S. Border Patrol-Harlingen station

January 5, 2005

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