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

God bless the blue angels.
Those willing to go, everyday into the valley of the shadow.
and those who now find peaceful shelter on the other side.
You are forever in our hearts and prayers.


March 23, 2007

I offer my condolences, and support to your loving family who I met yesterday (3-21-07). You will be missed David. Thank you for your service.

Border Patrol Agent Carlos De La O
Lordsburg Border Patrol

March 22, 2007

Rest in peace brother and God bless you.

Agent Christopher Yurkanin
United States Border Patrol

March 22, 2007

Death is nothing at all. I have only slipped away into the next room. I am I and you are you. Whatever we were to each other that we are still. Call me by my old name, speak to me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference into you tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow on it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was; there is absolutely unbroken continuity. What is this death but a negligible accident? I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere near, just arounf the coroner. All is well.

A Reflection by Canon Scott Holland

March 22, 2007

Thank you for being part of the team in securing our Nation's Borders. May God bless you and your Family.

Senior Patrol Agent Maria Valencia
HQ CBP Office of Border Patrol

March 22, 2007

David I am so sorry that your life has been cut so short. I am so glad that I had the chance to know you and I will never forget the wonderful memories from Sicily and after. Mr. and Mrs. Tourscher, I am so sorry for your loss. Remembering David will always make me smile.


March 22, 2007

--"If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded." -- Maya Angelou

Aloha Border Patrol Agent David Tourscher,
Thank you for your service and dedication to your community and your country. You and all officers that continue to lay your lives on the line and pay the ultimate sacrifice to keep our communities and country safe, will NEVER be forgotten.

I personally pledge, (after one of Hawaii's own Honolulu Police Officer Steve Favela, lost his life last year in the line of duty protecting our Commander in Chief, President George W. Bush), to become a continuum; a sacred keeper of the ODMP light. That sacred light is in the form of an ODMP tribute. People from all walks of life, regardless of age, race, religion, profession, education, and geographical location can share here.

This "LIGHT" comes from within the heart and soul of every person who shares their memories, stories, and celebrations on behalf of each and every fallen officer. Every fallen officer is a hero. The ODMP; Officer Down Memorial Page gives us a place to come together and share our feelings as one family. As we read the many heartfelt tributes left behind, may we find solace as we give solace to the families who have lost a loved one. May we build upon love and faith knowing that this “bridge of tributes” will carry each and every one of us through the pain and sorrow until we meet with our beloved one again.

Border Patrol Agent David Tourscher,
as we say in Hawaii, “You are`Ohana.” “You are family.” You are embraced as our own family member. No one will ever be able to replace you for you were unique and very special. No one, not in this lifetime. May God Bless you and keep you. May God allow you to rest in peace. I wish you, your loved ones, and your fellow officers peace and love beyond all understanding. I HONOR you today. You will NEVER be forgotten.

--“Your life is much more important than you can imagine.” -- Maya Angelou

** May this Hawaiian prayer give all those who read it comfort. **


Peace be with you, All My Peace,
O ka Maluhia no me oe, Ku'u Maluhia a pau loa,

The Peace that is " I ", the Peace that is "I am".
Ka Maluhia o ka "I", owau no ka Maluhia,

The Peace for always, now and forever and evermore.
Ka Maluhia no na wa a pau, no ke'ia wa a mau a mau loa aku.

My Peace " I " give to you, My Peace " I " leave with you,
Ha'awi aku wau I ku'u Maluhia ia oe, waiho aku wau I ku'u Maluhia me oe,

Not the world's Peace, but, only My Peace,
The Peace of " I ".

A'ole ka Maluhia o ke ao aka, ka'u Maluhia wale no,
Ka Maluhia o ka "I".

Moana V.C. Molale Private Citizen-Hawaii
Kahu La`a Kea (Keeper of the Sacred Light)

March 21, 2007

Although we only had a few occasions to talk, I was lucky to have met you. I offer my condolences, and support to your loving family who I had the pleasure of meeting today.
You will be missed. Thank you for your service.

Border Patrol Agent Richard V. Grenci
Lordsburg Border Patrol

March 21, 2007

Rest in Peace, brother

Special Agent
U.S. Department of Homeland Security- ICE

March 21, 2007

Rest in Peace, brother

Special Agent
U.S. Department of Homeland Security- ICE

March 21, 2007

When I think of David, I think of his genuine friendliness, his charisma, and the caring relationship he had with Sara, David's sister and one of my best friends. To Mr. and Mrs. Tourscher, Lee, and Sara--There are truly no words to express the incomprehensible sorrow we are all feeling.

Laura Cuorato

March 21, 2007

David was a very hard working agent and weel liked by everyone. He will be greatly missed.

Jeffrey Stevens SBPA
United States Border Patrol

March 21, 2007

I just met you as my neighbor, thank you for your service to our country and for helping to secure our borders. May you rest in peace. God Bless you

David Arredondo

March 21, 2007

Rest in Peace Sir.............

Officer Thomas Wiederhold #1890
Fort Worth Police,Tx

March 21, 2007

Mr. and Mrs. Tourscher,
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. I have walked in your shoes so if I can be of any help please contact me.
Kay Wood

Kay Wood
Mother of Deputy Marshal Glen DeVanie, EOW 4/2/03

March 21, 2007

Today I got word that one of my best friend’s from Sicily has passed on. We hadn’t spoken in several years, but he was an instrumental part of life in those days and has influenced me to this day. If the world had more people like him then one could only imagine how much better it would be. Tonight I remember my old friend, David Tourscher.

“Here’s to you Dave. I am still here on Earth, but your Journey starts now. I will see you again someday.

Your Old Buddy,


March 21, 2007

We pause to mourn the death of Agent Toursher and honor his memory. Our thoughts, prayers, and sympathies, go out to his family, friends, and all the members of his department.

May God comfort each of you.

Major D.W. Warren
Montgomery Police Dept. - Montgomery, AL

March 21, 2007

Rest in peace sir. Thank you for your service.

Sr. Capt. Yates
Collins Fire Dept. (Mississippi)

March 20, 2007

Styles was one of the first people I met when I worked at KU. He was one of those genuine people that you knew had your back no matter what. Always quick with a smile, joke, a hi, anything just to bring a smile. You may be gone man but you're never gonna be forgotten. See you when I get there.

Jerry Loaiza

March 20, 2007

I worked with Agent Tourscher at the Lordsburg Border Patrol Station. I will miss David and always remember him. He was a fine young man. His friends and family will be in my prayers.

SOS John L. Hackworth
US Border Patrol

March 20, 2007

Even though Agent Tourscher was a new agent at the Lordsburg station, he will be deeply missed by all at the Lordsburg Station. My condolences to his family.

Senior Patrol Agent S.M. Natera, Jr.
U. S. Border Patrol

March 20, 2007

DAvid, it is time for you to rest in peace, my prayers and thoughts are with your family on this heartbreaking time. God will eventually call on all of us, but he called you and Ray sooner than expected to serve him early.

You have finally been relieved of your constant and dutiful watch; we will now take it from here. Thank you for your hard work and dedication. You will always be with us as we continue to hold the Line.

Border Patrol Agent Juan A. Rabassa
U.S.B.P. Lordsburg, New Mexico.

March 20, 2007

You were an energetic, dedicated young agent, we will make sure your spirit continues, as "the legend continues" in Lordsburg.

F.O.S. Chris T. Clem

March 20, 2007

R.I.P Agent. David Tourscher. May God our great creator bring peace and comfort to your department and family in this time of need. GOD BLESS.

Ivan Bernal
Douglas Arizona Border Patrol Explorer

March 20, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

March 20, 2007

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