Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Senior Patrol Agent Jeremy Michael Wilson

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 Jeremy Michael Wilson

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 Wilson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 13, 2019

Jeremy - Thank you for your service to the American people. Keeping our borders safe is one of the most difficult, time consuming jobs that exists. Tragically, you were gone from this life at such a young age. May your soul be with God and peace with your family knowing you are truly an American hero!


September 15, 2009

Hey Jeremy,
Well it's been a while but it seems like yesterday that we graduated. I remember going out with you, your Dad & the guys and partying ‘til the early morning hours on the day before graduation. I had such a good time with y'all. I remember taking my trainees down to Harlingen & you and Travis taking us out on the boats. Being able to see and talk to you both was the highlight of that day because we didn't see each other much, except at the softball tournaments. You guys would always beat us! HAHA! I secretly rooted for you, being 356 and all.
You, Van Wie, Willis and Winn will always hold a special place in my heart!
Time does goes by but you are not forgotten and are loved more each day!
Thank you for all the good times!
I miss you very much and know you are watching over all of us!


SBPA Texas

November 20, 2008

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 Wilson, you will not ever be forgotten. You made a lasting impression on your friends and of whom is now my co-worker. You are sorely missed.

SBPA James Doran
US Border Patrol

July 21, 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
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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

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

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

Bob Gordon, Gold Star Father

September 19, 2006

God bless your family as you made the ultimate sacrifice in keeping all of us safe. You will not be forgotten..heroes never are.

Mother of Sheriff

September 17, 2006

Rest In Peace Brother. Thank you for your service. We'll take it from here.

"Honor First"


December 15, 2005

Jeremy was my FTO for a short period while I was with the Border Patrol. You and Travis have made the ultimate sacrifice and will never be forgotten. Thank you for being a good friend and a good fellow officer. God bless you.

Trooper John Harris
Wyoming Highway Patrol

December 7, 2005

To the family and friends of Patrol Agent Wilson 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 Jeremy's death.
We know that you have suffered a grievous loss by Jeremy's tragic death.

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

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the service Jeremy 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

Rest in peace brother.


September 19, 2005

Dear Agent Jeremy and Family,
Our family has just ended the most painful one of our lives and started on the next one. I know how much the odmp has meant to me so I thought I would see who is sharing this same sad date as us. When I read about you and your partner being best friends and going together it just took my breath away. Matt's best friend is still here on earth and is heartbroken. I love him so much and ache for his loss as I do for ours. Life is unexplainable and unbearable much of the time. I will pray for your family for those moments of peace that come and bring such comfort if only for a moment.
Matt's Mom forever

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

September 19, 2005

I did not know you Jeremy but had the pleasure of meeting your family in Washington during National Police Week. I wish that we had met under different circurmstances. I do know, from talking to your family, that you are greatly missed and your passing has left a void in the hearts of your family and friends. We, too, have lost an officer, my former husband and the father of our four children. We understand all too well the heartache caused by losing an officer. The only comfort that can be found for us is in knowing that you all were doing what you loved, serving others and giving of yourselves. I hope that your family can take comfort in this as well and know that you are admired by many for a job well-done. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family as we approach the one year anniversary of our losses.

Kelly Gunsell
Former wife of Deputy John Gunsell, EOW 9-12-04

September 8, 2005

Hi Jeremy. It has almost been a year
that you've been gone and I know it's
still difficult for those who miss you
so much. I have stopped by your
gravesite a few times. Johnathan
Santos is also buried in Bayview. He
was killed while serving in Iraq. It's
so hard to lose the young ones altho
each life is precious. It is an admirable thing to die in service for
your country. Thanks for having the
guts to wear the uniform. You are
fondly remembered now and always.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

July 12, 2005

I recently met your mother in Austin at a conference for Mothers and she is a remarkable lady who loves and misses you terribly. Again, I would like to say thank you for serving and protecting. Rest in peace.

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

June 23, 2005

It's been pretty rough around here and everyone misses you and Travis dearly. This tragedy made us understand that we need to appreciate each other more and to live life to the fullest. Words can not express the thoughts and prayers that many of us have experienced. I know you and Travis are looking down on us each day and it's a warm comforting feeling. I just wanted you to know that everyone is very proud of you and the beliefs you stood by. Thanks for the memories bro.

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

January 5, 2005

I "am" Travis' 1st cousin. I never had the opportunity to meet you on your trips to D'Hanis. However, I take much comfort in knowing YOU were with Travis on his journey to heaven and he was not alone... Few people are fortunate enough to take their best friend with them. Thank you for who you were to him in life and in the "ever-after".

Deena McCollum (Travis' 1st Cousin)

November 12, 2004

God Speed, Brother.

Union PD, NJ

October 25, 2004

As President of the Washington State Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors, I extend my sympathies to the family, coworkers, community, and friends of Senior Patrol Agent Jeremy Wilson. I'm sure he will be deeply missed. I am the surviving sister to an officer killed in the line of duty and I know how broken hearted and devastated you must be feeling. Please know that whenever you need a broad shoulder, our Chapter and the National organization of COPS can help. God bless.

Sheri Brown Smith
Washington State Concerns of Police Survivors

October 15, 2004

Thank you for service your service to our Country and to the Patrol. Even though I didn't know you, we all bleed green. SPA Mike Casey El Paso Station

Senior Patrol Agent Michael F. Casey
United States Border Patrol

October 9, 2004

To Agent Wilson family, friends, and the United States Department of Homeland Security. I would like to extend my condolences and deepest sympathy. My thoughts and prays are with you all. Thanks Agent Wilson for a job well done; may your soul rest in peace.

Patrol Officer
Prince George's County, Maryland

October 6, 2004

I would like to extend my condolences to Agent Wilson's family and friends, and to the men and women of the U.S. Border Patrol. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of tragedy. Rest in peace Agent Wilson, your duty here is done.

Deputy Sheriff
Butte County Sheriff's Office

October 5, 2004

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