Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Special Agent Jaime Jorge Zapata

United States Department of Homeland Security - Immigration and Customs Enforcement - Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Government

End of Watch Tuesday, February 15, 2011

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Reflections for Special Agent Jaime Jorge Zapata

Agent Zapata,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank 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

February 15, 2021

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

February 15, 2020

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 20, 2018


Lieutenant Ray Flores (Ret.)

February 15, 2017

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

January 27, 2016

Jaime, you are in Roger and my thoughts always. We often think of you while sitting around the camp fire. We are blessed to have known you, the best partner Roger has ever had. and he has had some great ones.

Bill D
Father to Roger D

July 22, 2015

RIP SA Zapata. Thank you for your service and putting yourself in harm's way. Not many will volunteer to go to Mexico but you did.

FRM 7736, Special Agent
SAC Los Angeles

May 28, 2014

Jaime, you are dearly missed, but never forgotten. Our office is surrounded by your picture, and indeed It help us all push harder. I am proud to have worked with you, and greatly appreciated your sense of humor in the most stressful moments. We all miss you, but every minute of every day, we have you in our thoughts and prayers. This fight will not be in vain.

ICE Special Agent
Friend and co-worker

March 3, 2012

Rest in Peace. You will be missed

Maj Alex Vanino

February 16, 2012

A hero is honored today

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

February 15, 2012

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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace today. Thanks to your friends for sharing their devotion to you in their memories. I too understand the meaning of a life-altering event.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 15, 2012

There are more people than you know who grieve for our law enforcement officers who have given their lives for us.
We also pray for the loved ones of our fallen officers. May God grant you peace and comfort as you rebuild your lives. With deep appreciation for your sacrifice.

Treva Bennett

February 15, 2012

Thank you for your service Sir, A hero you were, RIP now.

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

February 13, 2012

To the family and friends of Special Agent Jaime Zapata, his fellow agents, and most especially to Jaime:

We honor your service to your community as a law enforcement officer and you will always be remembered and revered. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of our entire family, I wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Jaime died in the line of duty. It is obvious he was well-loved by many and well-respected by his peers as reflected in the loving reflections left for him.

May his loved ones continued to be supported by their law enforcement family and other police survivors. Our family grieves with you and for you. To Jaime's family, you are in my heart's embrace today. I share your parents anquish in losing a beloved child which surely has to be life's greatest sorrow. As we are fast approaching both their first Christmas without you and your eow anniversary date, they are in my thoughts and prayers during these difficult days.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the many years of distinquished service Jaime gave to his community and the citizens of our nation, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 15 , 2011

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 22, 2011

Que Dios te Bendiga. rest in peace my brother and thank you and your brothers for serving our country.

I have seen the devastation brought into the neighborhoods that I police and know how much worse it would be if not for the brave work that you have done and your agency does daily

Lt . Ruben Castro
NYPD 30th Pct Det Squad

December 16, 2011

I did not know Agent Zapata, but I share the same passion for cleaning up this country. I work for the same mother agency as Agent Zapata and his death was a HUGE blow to all of us, to say the least. I'm sorry for his family and friends, but I thank you brother Zapata for giving the ultimate sacrafice and they did NOT win, because they just made all of your ICE brothers that more determined to finish what you started!

Immigration Enforcement Agent
Immigration & Customs Enforcement

November 4, 2011

During the 2011 World Police and Fire Games I had the honor of playing on a softball team that was named in Special Agent Zapata's honor. Since the games in Indy we have gone with the name Gun's and Hose's but when several federal agents wanted to play and asked if we could honor Agent Zapata there was no delay in combining both names. I never meet Special Agent Zapata but I was able to talk to a few members of my team that did know him and it was clearly he was to young to go and had the making of a wonderful career in front of him. Several of us have agreed to play in the games when it goes to Ireland and you can bet that my hat from the last games will go with me. Rest in peace Special Agent Zapata and may God bless your family.

Master Trooper Shana Kennedy
Indiana State Police

October 11, 2011

Thank you for your commitment to serve and persevere. Bless you and your family. You have done your job diligently and honorably. Justice is most severely served upon those who run and refuse to face the justice that they deserve. Rest easy brother, we'll take it from here.

Special Agent

August 1, 2011

Special Agent Jaime Zapata,

Thank you for all you have done in the pursuit of justice and peace. You are never forgotten.

Jean-Luc Fernandez
Specialist United States Army

Specialist Jean-Luc Fernandez
United States Army

July 18, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. RIP brother.

Special Agent
U.S Postal Service

April 20, 2011

Beautiful funeral, fitting tribute to a fallen brother. I was honored to attend. Rest, we have it from here.

San Benito Texas Police Dept

March 21, 2011

You will not be forgotten, Brother.

NLC, Special Agent

March 14, 2011

The officers and staff of the Chestertown Police Department offer our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and fellow officers of Agent Jaime Zapata. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May you rest in peace Jaime.

Pfc. Brett Lysinger
Chestertown Maryland Police Department

March 14, 2011

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Special Agent Jaime Zapata and the ICE during this time. Thank you, Officer Zapata, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

March 12, 2011

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Every time I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the officer they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Agent Zapata. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. (The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. I can also be found on Face Book.) You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Jaime, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Jaime's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Jaime's life was about so much more than the way he died. Jaime will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Agent Zapata, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been eight years and he's still very much missed and forever loved.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancée of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

March 11, 2011

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