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

I'll miss you a lot, Dave. It's not fair that you were taken from us so soon.
Love, Uncle Jim

Jim Wurster

March 18, 2007

There are very few people out there that I consider genuinely good people. You were one of them.

I didn't get to know you for that long, but in that short time you were a great guy, a good friend, a mentor, and now a hero.

We'll miss you bro and God bless you. Rest in peace.

Eddie Q

March 18, 2007

Rest In Peace.

U.S. Marshals

March 18, 2007

To the family, friends, and officers that knew Agent Tourscher, my thoughts and prayers are with you as you face the trying times ahead of you. Please know your not alone.

Here I am, lost in the light of the moon that comes through my window
Bathed in blue, the walls of my memory divide the thorns from the roses
It's you and the roses

Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow
Heal me from all this sorrow
As I let you go I will find my way when I see your eyes
Now I'm living in your afterglow

Here I am, lost in the ashes of time, but who wants tomorrow?
In between the longing to hold you again
I'm caught in your shadow, I'm losing control
My mind drifts away, we only have today

Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow
Heal me from all this sorrow
As I let you go I will find my way
I will sacrifice 'til the blinding day when I see your eyes
Now I'm living in your afterglow

When the veils are gone as I let you go, as I let you go

Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow
Heal me from all this sorrow
As I let you go I will find my way, I will sacrifice
Now I'm living in your afterglow

Bathed in blue, the walls of my memory divide the thorns from the roses
It's you who is closest

Wife of a CSPD Officer

March 18, 2007

Our thoughts are with you, your family and friends and your community at this difficult time. You will always be remembered.

Pennsylvania citizen

March 18, 2007



March 18, 2007

Agent David Toursher

Go rest in peace, for your job here is done.
May god rest your soul and bless all your loved ones.
Heroes in Life, Not Death

Det Cst Simon Moussa
Ontario Provincial Police

March 17, 2007

Lost but never forgotten...

Deputy Sheriff

March 17, 2007

R.I.P. Thanks for making the world a better place.

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

March 17, 2007

Rest in Peace Brother. We as class 625 and others have the line from here on out. It was a pleasure serving with you my brother. Your honor, dedication, and motivation will never be forgotten.

Class 625 Chula Vista
Academy Classmates

March 17, 2007

Too young to go! Both of you did not deserve a fate such as this! Thank you for your service and commitment to protecting our country's borders! I wish that your friends, family, co-workers and loved ones heal during your loss and that you will never be forgotten! Thank you is not enough to say!

Michael Bondi
Former LAPD/Federal Police-retired

March 17, 2007

There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. Revelations 21:4

For with much wisdom comes much sorrow; the more knowledge, the more grief. Ecclesiastes 1:18

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4

Jesus said “Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy. In that day you will no longer ask me anything.”

Chaplain John
Tillamook, Oregon
POB: Lordsburg, New Mexico

Chaplain John Elms
Tillamook County Sheriff's Office

March 17, 2007

"My Brother"

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was idealistic and believed he could make a difference.
He was immensely proud of the uniform and the badge and what they represent.
He felt privileged to be of service to his department, his community and to his country.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was friendly, courteous, and polite, yet firm.
He laughed and joked, but was serious when necessary.
He was competent, trained, and professional.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He had a strong sense of right and wrong and became
frustrated when true justice became sidetracked.
He felt the sharp criticism that goes with the job, but he
never wavered.
He stood by and for his fellow officers.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He longed for his family during the long hours.
He worried about them during his shifts and the lonely
weekends, holidays and midnights when they were apart.
He felt guilty about the lost time, but knew his calling
and prayed they would understand.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was a good son, a loving husband, and a devoted father.
He was dedicated to the profession and cared about the
people he served.
He wanted to do the best job that he could and strived to
be the best he could be.
He was a good citizen and a good neighbor.

He was a cop.

Yes, I did know him.
He was a cop, he was my Brother.

Rest easy Brother Tourscher, we have the watch...

I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.
Isaiah 6:8

Metropolitan Police Department Washington DC

March 17, 2007

To the family and loved ones of Border Patrol Agent David Tourscher and his fellow agents with the U.S. Border Patrol:

On behalf of our family, I want to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Agent Tourscher was tragically killed in the line of duty. His valor and dedication will never be forgotten.

In reading the loving reflections left by family and friends, it is obvious that David was an amazing young man who touched many lives in a positive way. I can see that he is so loved and will be missed by so many.

The circumstances of his death were heart breaking and I know caused much anquish for all those affected.
To David's parents, I share your agony in losing a cherished child and know that the lives of everyone who called him beloved have been forever changed. To all his family, I pray that you find comfort in your faith, your family and friends as you struggle with this devastating loss. May you be embraced by your law enforcement family and other police survivors who share this journey with you.

May David's spirit continue to soar and his memory continue to inspire. May God hold David and his family in the warmest part of his heart and the most gentle part of his soul. Heaven has two new heroes today, but how I wish it were not your David and his brother in arms, Ramon.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the unselfish and distinquished service David gave to his community and the citizens of our country, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on March 15, 2007.

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

March 17, 2007

May your loved ones be comforted in their loss by knowing that Our Lord is holding you safe in the hollow of His Hand.

March 17, 2007

Rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends.

Massachusetts State Police

March 17, 2007

RIP bro.Your grueling,arduously severe job wasn't in vain.
You served your country proudly.The Border Patrol.You guys the command and protect America.Godspeed your family.Have a good one.

CE Lima

March 17, 2007

Rest in peace brother. We've got the watch from here. May God bless your family, friends and fellow officers who all mourn the loss of yet another hero.

Officer Dominick Marraccini
Easton Police Department, Easton, PA

March 17, 2007

You are a hero. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this tough time. God Speed

Sgt Thomas Morelli
Toledo Police Dept (Oh)

March 17, 2007

My family would like to send our condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Border Patrol Agent David Tourscher~you're in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. May God give you the strength to carry on and help heal your hearts. May you find comfort and support with those around you.
God Bless You & Rest In Peace, Agent Tourscher!

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen MI P.O. 2004

March 17, 2007

My deepest sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of Border PAtrol Agent Tourscher; may he rest in peace and always be rememebered as a hero.

Linda Lamm - LEO wife and sister of
Jay Balchunas EOW 11.05.04

March 17, 2007

God bless you for your service to our country and sacrifice to keep our borders safe.

St. Louis City Police

March 17, 2007

While we did not know you, we are truly grateful for your dedication, mourning your death; never forgetting your sacrifice! Not to worry, dear friend, your brothers and sisters in blue will carry on your watch for you ~ may you rest in eternal peace.

Daniel & LaWanda Ross

March 17, 2007

May God bless you. you chose a noble profession- Law Enforcement. Like all of us, you did your job day in and day out not wanting recognition or riches or fame. You did it because you wanted to make a difference in this world and support your family with honest wages. you are a true hero!

"Blessed are the Peacekeepers for they shall be called the sons of God".

Senior Officer Specialist D. Gonzalez
Federal Bureau Of Prisons

March 17, 2007

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Border Patrol Agent David Tourscher as well as to the United States Department of Homeland Security, Border Patrol. Rest in peace Agent Tourscher, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

March 17, 2007

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