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Border Patrol Agent Lee L. Bounds

United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

End of Watch Friday, March 29, 1974

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Reflections for Border Patrol Agent Lee L. Bounds

Rest in peace Border Patrol Agent Bounds.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 4, 2020

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 38th 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace

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

March 29, 2012

Rest in peace brother....

United States Border Patrol

March 29, 2010

As my career's end is coming closer, I decided to check and find those who had lost their lives during the year that I was hired. While it's been a long time since your passing, I'm sure those you left behind and those whom with you served with distinction have kept you alive in their memories. Thank you for your service and for looking out for us who continue in our chosen profession. Rest in peace Agent Bounds!

Sgt. Robert Mau Sr.
PD Joliet IL

December 16, 2008

"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 whos 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
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

March 18, 2008



February 26, 2008

Lee, little did I know that seven months after reading about your death, I would be a BPA on my way to my own career with the Patrol. A friend of "ours" in Lordsburg told me that your wife was selling your old uniforms to get some extra money so she could move with your children. He spoke highly of you (and still does). I hope the money helped, because on cold nights you were remembered and thought of as your rough duty and storm coats kept me warm. I tried to pick up where you left off, and maybe it was you that was my guardian angel for 25 years. Thank you, you will never be forgotten. Someday we will meet and I will give you the hug you deserve.

Retired BPA
BP Agent

July 31, 2007

On this 32nd anniversary of your EOW, let it be known that you will never be forgotten Sir.


March 29, 2006

Rest in peace brother.


March 29, 2005

Agent Bounds,
On today, the 31st anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service to our Country and to the Patrol. I was detailed to Lordsburg in 1998 and it was the most enjoyable time I've had in the Patrol-it was everything I expected the Border Patrol to be like when I joined. I also remember how desolate the area around Animas and Rodeo was and what a tough job the PA's working that area had and it must have been even tougher for you and your fellow agents 24 years earlier.

A fellow BPA

March 29, 2005

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