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

The pain that accompanies such a tragedy can not be expressed in words. My sincere condolences to the immediate family, friends, and those currently serving in the field. May God bless you all .....

Joseph Grillo

Joseph P. Grillo
Special Agent (Retired)

February 16, 2011

Your Agency is on our front line of protection against drugs, illegal aliens and terrorists. We thank you for your Service. My condolences to your family. You will never be forgotten. God Bless You.


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February 16, 2011

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. My condolences to your family, friends and coworkers of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. May you rest in peace.

Off. William F. Shields
Federal Reserve Police/Philadelphia - Retired/Haverford Police

February 16, 2011

Rest In Peace Agent Zapata

DUSM #3766

February 16, 2011

My wife and I want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with Agent Zapata's family, friends, co-workers, and agency. R.I.P. Agent Zapata, we'll carry on for you.

Sergeant Mike Allen
California Highway Patrol

February 16, 2011

RIP Brother.


February 16, 2011

May GOD rest your soul and may he watch over your family in there times of sorrow.

Federal Officer - J. Maffeo
US Dept of Justice - Federal Prison

February 16, 2011

Thank you for your years of service and dedication to our country. Bless your family. Brother, we now have the watch.

Deputy R. L. Matthews NC
Father of Deputy C. Brian Matthews EOW 9-30-05

February 16, 2011

Thank you Special Agent Zapata for your bravery and for paying the ultimate sacrifice in keeping our country safe !! You are a true AMERICAN HERO !!!! My condolences to your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever, rest in peace....

Mitch Cheselka
Sergeant, CA/OR Retired

February 16, 2011

Sorry about the lost. RIP

Adrian Murphy

February 16, 2011

The South Texas Chapter of the Law Dogs Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club wish to pass along our sincere condolences and prayers to the family of Special Agent Jaime J. Zapata.

Protective Security Officer/A. Flores

February 16, 2011

I would like to Thank Special Agent Jamie Zapata for his service and ultimate sacrifice. Thank You for caring about the safety of the people of this Great Country. I know you have left behind many that will grieve your loss for the rest of their lives. We grieve with them as they now are forced to live without you here on Earth. Please know that your sacrifice will Never Be Forgotten! You will always remain one of our Great Hero's! A Hero who gave his life in the Line of Duty. May God comfort your family and watch over them now and in the long days ahead. We keep your partner in our prayers, hoping the will of God will be a full recovery. We thank him for his service equally. May God Bless all those involved.

Kathy stevenson wife of
Sgt. Howard K. Stevenson EOW 1/9/05

February 16, 2011

There are no words to ease the pain in the hearts of those left behind, to pick up the pieces and take one day at a time. My prayers are with you all and the department of this hero... May God be with you and guide you.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


February 16, 2011

Our sincere condolences to the family of Agent Zapata. May he rest in peace.

SGT. Jose M. Prado
Illinois Dept. of Corrections

February 16, 2011



February 16, 2011

God's peace and speed Agent Zapata. Thank you for your years of brave, dedicated service. RIP brother.

P/O Popelka #7903
Chicago PD

February 16, 2011

A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Rest in Peace Brother.

Chief Steve Marshall
Washington, NH. Police Dept

February 16, 2011

Thank you Special Agent Zapata for protecting our borders.. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends during this difficult time.. Rest in Peace Sir!

Sister of Ofc. John P Harris EOW 8/19/1994

February 16, 2011

His Judgment Day:
The officer stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning, Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, Officer, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek To my church have you been true?"
The officer squared his shoulder and said, "No, Lord, I guess I aint, Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was rough, And sometimes I've been violent Because the streets are tough.
But I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep.. Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help Though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept an unmanly tear.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here. They never wanted me around except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand. I never expected or had too much, But if you don't...I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne, where the saints often trod. As the officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell"

Author unknown

May God be with everyone

Motor officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, Tx

February 16, 2011

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whose blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 16, 2011

RIP my brother...we will continue the fight.

Special Agent

February 16, 2011

RIP brother.


February 16, 2011

May God Bless you Agent Zapata and hold you in the palm of His hand. My condolences and heartfelt sympathies to your family and fellow officers.

James H. Hill

February 16, 2011

Rest in peace Agent Zapata!
You will not be forgotten!
FACEBOOK salutes you!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

February 16, 2011

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