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

In this world of hate and uncertainty, Agent Zapata was one of many lights of hope from our Brotherhood of law enforcement. How regrettable it is he was taken from our corps and his family.
Rest in Peace Jaime, you served your country with honor.

David P. Ward
ICE - Resident Agent in Charge (Retired)

February 16, 2011

Rest in Peace, Brother. Thank you for your service.

Sgt. Kevin Kratz
Buena Vista Twp Police Department (Michigan)

February 16, 2011

My family would like to send our condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Agent Jaime Zapata~you're in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. May God give you the strength to carry on and help heal your hearts. May you find comfort and support with those around you. God bless you and rest in peace, Agent Zapata.

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of a fallen MI P.O. eow 2004

February 16, 2011

Thank you sir for your service. You and your family, friends, and fellow officers/agents are in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in Peace brother.

Deportation Officer R. Torres
ICE

February 16, 2011

Rest in peace brother! Our prayers go out to all.

Dana Staples Criminal Investigator
US Marshals Service S/FL

February 16, 2011

RIP Brother

SA DSAC Tucson BEST

Anonymous

February 16, 2011

Prayers to Special Agent Zapata's family and friends, as well to his entire department. RIP.

Emily
NE

February 16, 2011

My condolences to the Zapata family for your loss. I pray that God be with you through this time and for the years to come. I didn't know SA Zapata, but I know that a void has been left in the ICE family and especially in your hearts and lives.

Mirta Lopez
DHS/ICE

February 16, 2011

I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the family of SA Zapata. I am very sorry for your loss, May the LORD be with you.

Guillermo C. Torres
U.S. Border Patrol

February 16, 2011

RIP Brother! My condolences to you and your family! We will take the watch from here. I will pray for your family and your partner.

SA K.S.
DHS-HSI Miami

February 16, 2011

Rest, brother.

Cpl Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

February 16, 2011

Our entire unit is sadden at the news of this unwarranted attack on our fellow LE Brother Jaime.WE send our prayers and support to the family of SA Zapata and to his fellow Agents. Your service to this Country will always be honored.
RIP brother.

Commander Griffin / MPS DOPS
Special Ops / Airport Security Div.

February 16, 2011

Rest in peace brother. Although we never met and never worked together personally, your dedication and pride in service to your country are an inspiration to all of your law enforcement brothers and sisters. My condolences to your family and friends. God bless you.

Special Agent
DHS/Homeland Security Investigations

February 16, 2011

As a former ICE agent, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. RIP brother.

Special Agent
U.S. Postal Service

February 16, 2011

Rest in peace brother.

Patrolman Deron Ilarraza
Red Bank Police Dept, Red Bank, NJ

February 16, 2011

R.I.P. Brother, you will not be forgotten.

SBPA
U.S.B.P. TCA/NCO

February 16, 2011

May the Lord bless this brave man's family, friends, colleagues and all defenders of life, dignity, freedom and justice. Special Agent Zapata was not forced to be where he was -- he chose to be there. He committed himself to his duties; he stood ready and operated in a hostile environment -- all in an effort to positively influence the life of another, if but just one. And one life saved, rescued, rebuilt and reconstituted would have been enough. But SA Zapata accomplished much more: He chose a profession that impacts the lives of millions whom he never knew on Earth. From the school teacher in California, to the rancher in Montana, to the fisherman in Maine, to the truck driver in Florida and everyone from every walk of life across our union, SA Zapata risked his life for these everyday. He willingly walked across the threshold of uncertainty every day for you, for me, for them.

No one nonchalantly becomes a Law Enforcement Officer. SA Zapata answered a calling when he became a Border Patrol Agent and then a Special Agent -- his supreme sacrifice exemplifies the meaning of John 15:13, "No man has greater love than this, that one lay down his life for his friends."

One definition of "Hero" defines such as "A Warrior-Chieftain of special strength, courage and ability." Special Agent Zapata, I thank you for your highest service to your fellow man, and I thank your family and friends for providing love and that unique support that only a lawman's family knows and understands. I thank you for being a true Warrior for Justice. You, my brother, embody the hallmarks of a Hero.

SA Zapata reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of Immigration & Customs Enforcement, the Department of Homeland Security and the profession of Law Enforcement.

Special Agent
ICE - HSI

February 16, 2011

To our brothers and sisters at Immigration and Customs Enforcement and to the family of Special Agent Zapata, I am sorry for your loss. Nothing strikes deeper to the core than intentional murder. May Special Agent Jaime Zapata rest in peace.

Reserve Officer L. Brown
Rainier Police Department

February 16, 2011

I am so so sorry to hear about this... My prayers and thoughts go out to the family and friends of this Special Agent.. Im praying for you all..

Anonymous

February 16, 2011

Rest in piece Jaime. We will find those responsible and bring them to justice.

Special Agent
ICE/HSI Dallas, TX

February 16, 2011

God speed brother. Thank you

BPA
USBP INDIO, CA

February 16, 2011

SA Zapata thank you for your service. May God bless you and your family. Rest in peace. You will not be forgotten!

Lieutenant
Del Rio Police Department (Texas)

February 16, 2011

Praying for all those who are affected by this senseless killing! When will all the senseless deaths stop? My heart breaks for all those involved!!! Such a tragedy! May God comfort those involved. Special Agent Jaime J. Zapata you died a HERO. My your legacy live on!

Shelly Ragsdale
Surviving Spouse of Officer Alan Ragsdale EOW 11-27-00

February 16, 2011

May you rest in peace SA Zapata. Your service and sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Linda Lamm - LEO wife and sister of
Jay Balchunas EOW 11.05.04

February 16, 2011

To the family and friends of this fallen hero: He died doing his job of protecting each of us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time in your lives. May God bless and comfort each of you. Love in Christ, Jim and Beverly Sibley

Beverly Sibley
Concerned USA Citizen

February 16, 2011

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