Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Border Patrol Agent David Tourscher

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

End of Watch Friday, March 16, 2007

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Reflections for Border Patrol Agent David Tourscher

You will never be forgotten by us David. We will always remember you and keep your family in our prayers. We miss you brother. Honor First!

U.S. Border Patrol Agent Ruben Morales
USBP

July 5, 2015

I have fond memories of us at Sabold Elementary, and spending time together with friends into high school.

Remembering you at my birthday parties, sleep overs, and the ruckus caused by young boys. Remembering your coal black hair and dark eyes.. Always a smile or grin on your face, such a pleasure to share laughs and good times with... Snap shots in my mind like that from a view finder.

I felt I had been stricken a physical blow when I heard about your passing. Having lost another child hood friend both of us knew at an early age, this is yet another tragic, tragic loss.

To those who knew him, please keep his memory alive and speak kindly of him in passing.

My condolences to the Tourcher family.

~ JJ

Anonymous

May 9, 2010

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 16, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 16, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the second 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 who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 16, 2009

To the Tourscher Family:

Although I only knew Dave briefly, I will always remember him as a truly kind, smart and welcoming person. He always seemed like he was two steps ahead of everyone, which I'm sure made him a great officer. I'm sorry for my belated message to you all, but I hope it shows that ANY fallen officer is never forgotten. I learned of Dave's passing well after the fact, and I'm sorry that I was not there to pay my respects to an old friend, and fellow Officer. I am sure that the short time that he served was carried out with honor and integrity. I am very sorry for your loss.

Ofc. Daniel McFarland
Tredyffrin Twp. Police Dept.

September 14, 2008

To the Tourscher Family,

My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. David will always be in our hearts.
Lucy Cimini (fka Wagner) Erik and Elaina Wagner

Lucy Cimini
Friend of Family

July 29, 2008

I am looking forward to riding in Dave's honor in this year's Police Unity Tour, chapter 1. To Dave's mother, it has been a pleasure conversing with you via email. Thank you for sharing your reflections of your son with me. God bless and I will see you in DC.

Ofc. A. Buerstetta
Long Hill Twp Police Dept

April 23, 2008

Officer Tourscher your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now brother. May you rest in peace.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

April 17, 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
Sergeant
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

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

March 16, 2008

~Never forgotten. Rest in peace~

911 Dispatcher
Virginia

March 16, 2008

David:
I am a rider with the Virginia Chapter of the Police Unity Tour. This May 10-12th, I will ride 250 miles on a bicycle wearing a bracelet bearing your name. I noted that you were the same age as my son which adds even more of an ache for me over your death. I pray your family can find PEACE over their loss and know that your name is on that wall forever with so many other heroes. I hope to give one of them the bracelet if I can find them. Rest Peaceful my young friend...
Rick

Motor Officer Rick Davis
NNPD Newport News, VA

March 14, 2008

Dave, on your graduation day from the Academy, little did I know that would be the last time that I would see you. We spent many hours on the range and in the classroom together, and as your personal coach, I saw your determination and willingness. Your respect and your friendship meant a lot to me. Now, as I instruct trainees in 725th session of the US Border Patrol Academy in weapons, your ultimate sacrifice continues to influence, through me, those who are choosing to follow in your footsteps. It is said that what we do here on earth will be echoed in eternity, that one life can influence many. Great men raise from a humble state, because they choose a way of life normal men would run from. Dave, you are counted among the hero's. Sleep now until you hear your name read from the Book of Life.

Border Patrol Agent Gabriel Pacheco
Firearms Instructor for Class 625

January 19, 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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 12, 2007

Happy Birthday Dave! We miss you so much but we know you're up there looking out for each and every one of us.


Friend

November 3, 2007

There are no words that can express the influence that you have had on my life and the lives of those around you. You truly are the most selfless, sincere, and respectful person that I have ever known. I am honored to have had the opportunity to spend time with you and more importantly, I am honored to be one of your friends. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about the times we shared and how much better of a person I am for knowing you. You are an inspiration to your family and friends and hero to this country. You will never be forgotten on this day or any other. Much love.

Scorpio 11.02.82
Friend of DT

November 2, 2007

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Everytime I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the man they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Agent Tourscher. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for David, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember David's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that David's life was about so much more than the way he died. David will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Agent Tourscher, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been four years but we still miss him terribly.

Wishing you brighter and better days,


Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Surviving Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

September 19, 2007

You were one of the most wonderful people that I have had the privledge of knowing. There are not words enough to say how greatly you are missed and loved.

August 24, 2007

I just learned today of Daves death. I am upset it took me this long to learn of his passing. Dave was a great man. I met Dave in the 2002 during our fall semester at Kutztown. Dave was a very good friend and someone that you always wanted to be around. I lost contact with Dave after a year of both of us living out of the Country. I always enjoyed seeing him and talking to him. He always wanted to work for the United States Govt and I am happy to learn he was able to do something he was passionate about. I will miss you Dave and know your in a better place. GOD BLESS YOU.

Your friend Erik...

Erik E. from KU
College Friend

July 30, 2007

Dave, you were just Sara's little brother, but finding out what happened over the internet miles from Springfield I found myself crying. I am so sorry you had to go young you were such a sweet young man and Sara loves you so much. God bless

anna
childhood friend

May 20, 2007

Rest in Peace brother! Heart felt condolence to your family!

Officer Matt Lyons
Oceanside, Ca PD

May 13, 2007

Rest in peace, you will never be forgotten.

Deputy Mary B. Syson
King County Sheriffs Department

May 8, 2007

You ever wonder, " What happen to the good old days when you got together with all your friend and had some fun." Now everyone has there own lives and it's hard to do that anymore. Living life to its fullest, that's what "Dave Tourscher" did. And we should all follow in his footsteps. This fishing trip is in memory of one of the best friends I ever knew. So cancel all your plans for the weekend of June 9th 2007 and come fishing with us. You've been working for a long time, repay yourself with a night or weekend out with friends.

Title:Drunken Fish Fighting
Time:Saturday June, 9th 2007 6:00 pm til 1:00am
Place:Barnegat Light (LBI) NJ
Boat: Doris Mae IV www.Dorismae.com
Price: Roughly $100
Occasion: "Celebrating our love for friends in Memory of Dave"


friend

April 30, 2007

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Border Patrol Agent David Tourscher,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of David. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We know that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement for support. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten. Border Patrol Agent David Tourscher is a hero.

Respectfully,

Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-04

April 27, 2007

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