Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Border Patrol Agent Jarod C. Dittman

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

End of Watch Sunday, March 30, 2008

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Reflections for Border Patrol Agent Jarod C. Dittman

Thank you for your service you are a hero

Mark Mottola

March 30, 2020

Agent Dittman, you sir are my silent partner. I vow from this day forward to keep your card on me always. You will not be forgotten, your memory will live on, and your story will be told. Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice. Rest in paradise sir!

Border Patrol Agent Trainee Cody Napper
U.S. Border Patrol Class #1148

February 16, 2020

Sir, you are my silent partner. I carry a card of you in my pocket to remind me of the sacrifices our border patrol agents make to keep our country safe. May you rest in peace in a better place. Thank you and your family for your service.

Sara Natali Martin Border Patrol Trainee

November 11, 2019


Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. I was recently reminded of your passing when I found a message I had received from your grandmother about the tragic news. I have also learned that you are not the only family member who is memorialized on these pages. Our cousin through common ancestry Patrolman Robert Flenner of the Waynesboro, Pennsylvania Police Department lost his life in the line of duty in 1908. Although I did not personally know either of you, these pages have help connect me with you

Alan Flenner

February 23, 2019

Rest in peace brother.

Lieutenant Ray Flores (Ret.)

March 30, 2017

Shared sadness Cathy. No name for this and no cure. Jarrod, thank you for your service and know how much you mother loves you and misses you.

Jane Melchionda
Matthew's Mom

March 30, 2015

Jarod, another Christmas is almost here. Another holiday to endure without you. People say that time heals all wounds, but one never "gets over" losing a child. I read somewhere that there is a word for losing a spouse: widow/widower; there is a word for losing parents: orphan; but there is no word for losing a child. That makes sense to me...there is no word OR adequate description of this loss.

I don't say this to diminish the loss of a spouse or a parent!!! By no means. I've lost both. But something actually dies within the heart of a parent when a child passes on.

I love you and thank you for being my son.

Cathy Dittman

December 19, 2013

Hey Jarod..I know its sounds insane, while bicycling everytime I'm about to approach your memorial on Otay Lakes Rd. I yell out your name and I salute your gravesite. I feel your presents there. I beleive your spirit protects me. May you R.I.P. and your family and friends be consuled that your preparing and protecting your family still. Your after-life friend Gary.

buck private bicyclist
after-life friend

August 6, 2013

Sir, you were my Silent Partner and a great one you were. Carrying your likeness in my pocket was a great honor. Your memory is special and forever. Shalom & Semper Fidelis.

USBP 853

November 11, 2012

September 6, 2012

Thinking of you today, Jarod - this would have been your 33rd birthday. I love you and miss you. As I promised you in my heart, I will be flying to California this October to be with your daughter, Angela, as she celebrates her 6th birthday. She is so much like you! You would be so proud of her.

Cathy Dittman

September 6, 2012

You will never be forgotten, Jarod.

I love you.

Cathy Dittman

March 30, 2012


James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

March 30, 2012

You came to mind today, so I decided to write. As a classmate it was an honor to get to know you. You were a great man and still remembered! Your service with the US Border Patrol and US Army will never be forgotten. Your country owes you a debt. I pray your wife, child, and family are doing well. Until we meet again...

BPA Jared Policastro
Border Patrol Agent/Class #660

December 21, 2011

Today, September 6, 2011, my son Jarod would have turned 32 years old.

I will never forget bringing him home from the hospital as a newborn, and thinking he was the most beautiful child I had ever seen!

I will never forget what a great dad, husband, son, grandson, brother, cousin and friend he was to those he loved.

I will never forget his face when his daughter Angela was born.

I will never forget that he gave his life for his country.

I will never forget.

Cathy Dittman

September 6, 2011

Dear Jarod:

Today is my 54th birthday. I have been reflecting on my life, and just wanted to say that I was honored and privileged to be your mother for 28 years. Can't wait for our reunion in Heaven.

I love you.

Cathy Dittman

December 22, 2010

We just passed the 2 year anniversary of your passing. Just seems like yesterday. Pavlina & Angela are here in Pennsylvania visiting and are here with me right now. You are always on our mind, and are missed very much. You will continue to live on in your daughter, Angela...she is so precious. We love you, Jarod!

Peter & Wendy Dittman
Uncle & Aunt of Jarod

April 2, 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 as another year passes. May they know that you will never be forgotten.

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

March 30, 2010

Rest in peace brother.......

United States Border Patrol

March 29, 2010

My Love,

Another Christmas with out you, another Year with out you. Just to let you know that we all miss you and Love You so very much...
Never Forgoten
Pavlina and Angela!!!

Pavlina & Angela Dittman
Wife and Daughter of Jarod Dittman

December 27, 2009

Dear Jarod:

It is December 22nd, 2009. My 53rd birthday.

I stood this morning at your grave after placing a Christmas wreath by your beautiful headstone.

I am, and will always remain proud of your service to our country - yet I still miss you terribly.

I love you with all of my heart.

Merry Christmas!

Catherine Wilson Dittman
Jarod's Mother

December 22, 2009

September 6, 2009 would have been Jarod's 30th birthday.

I love you and miss you, Jarod.


Catherine Dittman
Jarod's mom

September 10, 2009

I will be setting out tomorrow morning to participate in Police Unity Tour 2009. I will be riding in your honor this year on the 300 mile bike ride from NJ to DC. I have learned quite a bit about you from your family and reading reflections here. You were obviously one great guy and I am very proud to be riding in your honor. Sorry you had to go Jarod.

Ofc. A. Buerstetta
Long HIll NJ PD

May 8, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the first 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.

To Jarod's Mom: I share your anquish in losing a beloved child and understand the meaning of a life forever altered. You are in my heart's embrace today.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 30, 2009

To Border Patrol Agent Jarod C. Dittman, his family and his fellow officers with the United States Department of Homeland Security-Customs and Border Protection- Border Patrol U.S. Government:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Agent Dittman’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Agent Dittman and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc.
Members and Staff

March 30, 2009

It's been almost a year... we are having a rememberance for you at the station.

See you in heaven buddy. I'll bring the beers.


March 27, 2009

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