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Air Interdiction Agent Julio Enrique Baray

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

End of Watch Monday, September 24, 2007

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Reflections for Air Interdiction Agent Julio Enrique Baray

Rest in peace always knowing 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 24, 2020

Rest In Peace Julio. You’re not forgotten.

Senior Special Agent Jeff Fields
Department of Homeland Security

January 4, 2019

Julio, its been a while now. im swinging by to say that it doesnt matter not being able to see you, because your memory is beyond enormous, that you live in our hearts. Mi papa aun te tiene muy presente igual que mi madre. Siempre te recordamos y nunca estas solo. Sabemos que algun dia te volveremos a ver y podremos disfrutar de tu ser muchas veces mas. Te extrañamos mucho. a tus hijos y esposa los emos podido ver ahora con tanta tecnologia en el internet. Y creeme que te vemos en ellos. Te mandamos un fuerte abrazo donde quiera que estes julio. Te queremos mucho. Fam. Garza

Tu amigo, Ramon Garza III

Ramon Garza III
USBP friend

April 17, 2015

Julio, it's been a long time bud, I think of you often and the good times we had working together in Alamogordo. You always brought cheer to us all during the shift and made us laugh with your one liner's. I know you made our brothers at Air Marine laugh just as hard and brightened up their days as well. You will always be missed.

R.I.P. Brother

SBPA (Retired) Santiago Silva III

February 22, 2015

Agent Baray,
On today, the 6th anniversary of your death I would just like to say bank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 24, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

February 7, 2013

Agent Baray,
Sir, it has been over 5 years since your End of Watch and you are still honored and remembered. I woud just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country and to the Patrol. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. I'm out of El Paso Station and I didn't realize it until another told me that we had we worked with you on Detail at Deming in January of 2006 at the checkpoint on NM 11. Thinking back I remember you were a good guy. From time to time I work with Alamogordo Agents and the have nothing but good things to say about you.


U.S. Border Patrol

October 18, 2012

Agent Baray, I met your beautiful wife and children in May at the Candlelight Vigil in DC. They shared good memories with you and I know how much you are loved and missed. On your anniversary, 9/24, know that both you and your family are dearly remembered. Your years of service will not be forgotten and the bonds with your wife and boys will last a lifetime! Rest in peace.

Judy Deckert
Daughter-in-law of fallen officer, Eugene Deckert

September 21, 2012

We have not fogrgotten you brother.

ACPA M.R. Rios

September 21, 2012

Agent Julio, I met your beautiful family at the 2012 Candlelight Vigil in Washington, DC. Melissa is such a beautiful lady and the boys are wonderful, full of spirit. I was at the vigil because my father-in-law was enrolled on the Memorial Wall. His EOW was Feb. 11, 1957, Teaneck PD, Teaneck, NJ. My husband, Jim, misses his Dad everyday, as I know your boys miss you. The COPS program has been a blessing to your family. We only wish it was available when Jim lost his Dad. He was 13 at the time of his loss and it's a shame there was no support for the family back then. It was a blessing to share some thoughts and memories with Melissa. She loves you and misses you, but I can tell you she is a wife and mother to be so very proud of! Keep watch over them from above and know you are always remembered in their prayers. You are in our prayers now, too.
Rest in peace, Julio.

Judy Deckert
Daughter-in-law of Sgt. Eugene Deckert, EOW 2/11/57

July 3, 2012


We miss you so much. As the boys get older they miss you more, and so do I. We wish we had you with us longer to have even more of your life and memories in us. It is so hard to be without you. You were such a rock in our family.

I see you in the boys all the time but it is such a small piece since they were so young. I hope that you will continue to guide them and make them strong. They have such great potential, help them be great.

You taught me so much while you were here. I hope that I will continue to learn from your lessons and be someone you will be proud of. I love you and miss you from infinity and beyond.

Please come visit us in our dreams. Touch us with your love and strength.

Love forever and beyond.

Melissa Dorrance Baray

September 30, 2011

Air Interdiction Agent
Julio Enrique Baray
United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - Air and Marine, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Monday, September 24, 2007 ( julio, its been a while my friend, i speak for my parents and myself. just wanna let u know that we miss you a whole lot. we remember you like if it was yesterday when we would laugh tonz and u would show us the ropes of el paso tX. now that i am getting closer to my goal in becoming a part of you guys i wanna ask you to guide me through each step of the way and to help me when i need the guidance. mom says that friends like you are never forgotten, she has your picture and she feelz like taking it out and having a XX lager.:) and we all love you, wish we were closer to ur kidz to see you in them. but theyre alwayz in our heart. till next time :)

Ramon Garza III

September 23, 2011

It has been three hard years today since we last saw Julio walk through our door in his beloved flight suit. I know that it wears it now proudly as he takes care of us from the world above. We miss him so much and look forward to the day we will be able to hug him once more. Angel wishes he was here to teach him all he wanted to learn from him. Victor wishes he was here to yell for him as he plays football. I just want a hug and kiss. We miss you with all our heart and soul Julio. Until we meet again.......

Melissa Dorrance Baray

September 24, 2010

Time passes so quickly and so slowly. It is almost three years since we have seen you or heard your voice. We know you are now on watch from above but we still miss you very much.

Please keep watch also over the Border Patrol here and Air and Marine in El Paso. I'm sure there are still many who miss you and remember their time with you. You have touched many people.

The boys miss you very much, it breaks my heart. We know your hand is in their lives and you will continue to help them every day. I try to see you in them as much as I can and you are there.

Your buddies are doing ok. Please touch their lives when you can too. They miss you too, you were the glue!

When you see Uncle C please give him a hug and know that he has missed you too.

We will all see again one day. Until then we pray for you and for your help in our lives. We miss you very much and long to hear your voice and feel your touch.

God bless.


June 25, 2010

Dear Julio Enrique:

It has been two years since all of us, friends, ex-coworkers and family members said good-bye to you on Sept. 28, 2007. Some of us still remember your smile and all of the good things you did for the U.S. Border Patrol. Today, on the second anniversary of your loss, your legacy continues.... We hope the sacrifice you made by giving up your life for this country has already been highly rewarded by our LORD. May there be a special place for you and all of the heroes who fight in war for our Freedom in Heaven and may the LORD give us another chance to reunite with our loved ones in Heaven when our time comes.

Prayers will continue for your and your family for as long as God lets us live. May your children always honor your memory and may your family and friends continue remember you in their daily prayers.

With all respect, from the bottom of our hearts, you are in our thoughts and heart.

Familia Figueroa Castillo


October 1, 2009

Julio, Today is two years that you have gone on to a better place. We miss you every single day. We still need you so much but know you are watching and helping us from a better place. We wish we could hug you and kiss you every day. We love you from infinity and beyond!

Our lives must continue without you andt we hope we are living the life you taught us and making you proud. It is so very hard but with your love in our hearts we continue. We will never let your memory die. We can hardly wait to see you again, when we are all so old and you are so young. We miss you.

With all our love, from infinity and beyond....until we meet again. God Bless.
Love, Missy, Angel, and Victor

Melissa Dorrance

September 24, 2009

On the anniversary of your end of watch-I pray that God is with your family. I had the honor of meeting them during Police Week last year. They are amazing. Your boys are adorable-what a legacy you left behind...

Border Patrol Agent
USBP Tucson Sector

September 24, 2009

We are proud of you and the memories you left us and all who knew you. You are always remembered with honor. We miss you from infinity and beyond. We love you and hope you are proud of where we've been and where we are going. Your spirit guides us.

Love forever and more.


November 9, 2008

To Agent Julio Baray and his loved ones:

On this the first anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Agent Baray. I am so humbled by your valor and courage.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Julio gave to his community and the citizens of our country, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 24, 2007.

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

Phyllis Loya
mother of Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

September 24, 2008

Agent Baray served proudly and was deeply loved and respected by those who
knew him. It is a tragedy to lose him. We never know when our lives on this
earth will end, but we can make a reservation in Heaven now and assure us a
place when God calls us to Himself. Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life
(John 14:6) and He PAID the price for our sins on the Cross so we don't have to pay the penalty for our sins. Yipee! If we accept His payment by faith we can have salvation and spend eternity with Him in Heaven. It is not something we must earn, it is a gift. The most precious one we can ever receive. "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith_and this not from yourselves, it is the GIFT of God_not by good deeds, so that no one can boast." Ephesians 2: 8,9. For without faith, it is impossible to please God. And our faith must be in God's only Son, Jesus Christ.
You were a credit to the uniform, agent Baray. My heart goes out to your
loved ones left behind and may the Lord comfort them as only He can.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA


September 24, 2008

Rest in peace brother, you are not forgotten.....

Sergeant Chris DiToro

September 24, 2008

My heart goes out to the Baray family. I miss my friend Julio, a kind and generous soul and occasional practical jokester. Whenever I worked with Julio and my radio antenna or CSB went missing, he was the prime suspect. He would never hesitate to back you up on a stop or checking a train. I'm proud to have known Julio and try to follow his example.


September 24, 2008


We will always remember this day in 2007.

You were always such a unique person and you have touched the lives of so many people, especial me and the boys. We miss you every moment of every day but we know you are with us through it all and helping us stay strong and together. You have taught us well and much. There will never be anyone in our life like you.

I see so much of you in the boys and we remember all that you did with them. Angel misses your special way of helping him in martial arts and his homework. Victor misses you playing with him. I miss everything. You were able to leave us Axle and I know you live in him too. Thank you.

Julio, you are my love and will always be. I miss you so much and hope that you are proud of what we are doing and what will continue to accomplish.

Until we meet again....
love always and forever.
melissa, angel, and victor

melissa, wife

September 24, 2008

On today, the 1st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country and to the Patrol. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. I work with some Agents that used to work with you and they had nothing but good things to say about you.

A fellow BPA


September 24, 2008

Dear Julio Enrique,

You're still in our thoughts and prayers and we're still proud of your achievements and feel very blessed to have known you. You're very respected for the courage you had and the dignity and pride with witch you carried such valuable badege.

May God keep all your family and friends united.


Fam. Figueroa Castillo MOB

Familia Figueroa Castillo

September 20, 2008

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