Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Border Patrol Agent Eric N. Cabral

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

End of Watch Thursday, July 26, 2007

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Reflections for Border Patrol Agent Eric N. Cabral

I am so sorry to hear that another one of my brothers has fallen. Best wishes to the Cabral family in their time of grief.

Norm Tobias
USBP class 272

Special Agent Norman Tobias

August 1, 2007

Rest in peace Eric. Your brothers will take over. Thanks to God for allowing you among us.

BP agents

August 1, 2007

Rest in peace my brother, we have the watch.
Great Nephew of Dan McDuffie
EOW 07/07/31

Patrolman R. McDuffie
Wake Village PD TX #97

Patrolman R. McDuffie

August 1, 2007

All of us Border Patrol Agents deeply grieve for such a great loss and for his family. We always strive to make sure we go home and this one didn't. We will use his fine example to maintain our passion and dedication for our jobs, so that his loss would not have been in vain. May God have Eric in his Kindgom and bless his entire family. There are not words, only comforting silence.

Cuca Carney
Border Patrol Agent

August 1, 2007

My prayers are with your family, sir.


August 1, 2007

Eric, our hearts are heavy with sadness that you're no longer with us. You're in God's hands and we hope that you're looking down on us with a big smile. We desperately miss you but we know that one day we'll see you. Thank you for your hard work and sacrifice in keeping us safe. Hunter sends you a big hug!!!!

Family friend

August 1, 2007

The highest of distinctions is service to others. -King George VI

Agent Cabral -- Your dedication to the good of your community will not be forgotten.

To all those touched by the loss of Agent Cabral -- Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Colorado Springs (CO) Police Protective Association

August 1, 2007

Rest in peace brother, we'll take it from here.

Motor officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD

August 1, 2007

As I read the reflections for this fine young man I again realized just how one individual can impact many others. I work at the facility that houses the United States Border Patrol Academy. Everyday I see dedicated individuals who are in the infancy of their careers in protecting the United States. May God bless this family, Eric's co-workers, classmates and friends during this difficult time. Let Eric's untimely death remind all USBP Agents of the dangers faced by the environmental conditions under which you work each day. Let all of us strive to ensure this type of event does not occur in the future. May the Lord's mercy watch over all USBP agents as they protect us.

Michael Pitts - Instructor
Department of Homeland Security - FLETC Artesia, NM

August 1, 2007

Your sacrifice in the line of duty is only one sacrifice out of many that you have made. Vaya Con Dios Agent Cabral.May you rest in Peace.

Lola Gill
Mother of CA BPA

August 1, 2007

Rest in peace my brother. Your dedication will never be forgotten. Our prayers are with your family, friends, and fellow officers. You have walked thru hell now enjoy walking on gold.

Tim Jones Patrol
Chandler, Texas Police

August 1, 2007

Rest in peace.

August 1, 2007

You gave the ultimate sacrifice and are the epitome of the Border Patrol motto, "Honor First"

Thank you for your service.

Rest in Peace, Brother

Richard Hunt
USBP Retired

August 1, 2007

In 1954 I was detailed to Campo and am familiar with the rugged and harsh terrain of that country. My heart goes out to his family and they will be remembered in my prayers. I salute Agent Cabral for his dedication. He will be remembered as one of the many heroes of the Border Patrol.

DCPA (Retired) Tom Cronin
U.S. Border Patrol

August 1, 2007

Last Saturday was a very hard day for me when I met the loving family of Mr. Cabral. With each moment I have spent with Eric's family I realize how deep this loss is with them all. I hope my presence on his services gives some comfort and it is my aim to direct the most dignified service deserving of any man or woman serving their country and family the way Eric did. I know my words can not heal the wounds your hearts have suffered by his loss, but please know that I and everyone at the funeral home care and are here for you all during this time and in the coming months and years should you need a friend to talk to. My God bless you all!

Robert Corey
Funeral Director for Eric and Family

August 1, 2007

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the
children of God.

Dispatcher Ted Smith
Martin, TN Police Dept.

August 1, 2007

Our thoughts and prayers and with Agent Eric Cabral and his family. He is a true homeland hero.

Charles Williams, U.S. INS Retired
Past President, FORBPO

July 31, 2007

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of this fine young man. His sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace Agent Cabral.


July 31, 2007

My heart and prayers go out to Agent Cabral's parents and sisters. And to his fellow officers.

White County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas

July 31, 2007

Rest in peace brother, thank you for your sacrifice

Border Agent
Canada Border Services Agency

July 31, 2007

Agent Cabral and Family,
God's blessings on you Agent Cabral. May God bless your family and friends in their time of grief.

PO2 Dennis Bevenour (USAF Ret.)
Delaware Probation & Parole

July 31, 2007

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Cabral family. The following was taken in part from a poem written by Reverend Frank Hawkins, a former Border Patrol Agent wounded in the line of duty.

"That when we finally get to the High Country,
Beyond the timberline,
A place where smugglers don't exist
Where the water's cool,
The coffee's hot,
And where all of us can shoot one inch groups;
That YOU'LL look at the visa
We got at YOUR Embassy down he and say:
'Welcome home P.I., this is the
Best detail of your life.'"

Vaya con dios amigo
Paul S. Demers
ICE (ret)

Paul S. Demers
ICE (ret)

July 31, 2007

You are a true hero who made the ultimate sacrifice. May the memory of your service, heroism and sacrifice remain forever. May God bless you, your family and brother/sister officers. AC

Pennsylvania State Police

July 31, 2007

Thank you, Agent Cabral, for giving your life to protect our country. It breaks my heart that it had to happen and I grieve with your family.

Carol Kerr Buckles
co-worker of sister

July 31, 2007

10-42 por la ultima vez. God bless & comfort the family of this fellow agent.

Retired Border Patrol Agent
U.S. Border Patrol

July 31, 2007

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