Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Darrell Jean Windhaus

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

End of Watch Sunday, December 29, 2013

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Reflections for Officer Darrell Jean Windhaus

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 13, 2018

It takes a special kind of person to risk so much for people who care so little.

Cadet staff sergeant Brandon Snyder
Civil Air Patrol

June 5, 2017

Thinking about you today on the anniversary of your death. May God be with your family especially today and for the years to come.

FTO Kyle Moses
Chattanooga, TN PD

December 29, 2014

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Darrell died..

To Darrell's family, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Officer Windhaus gave to his community and the citizens of our country, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on December 29, 2013.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 2, 2014

Officer Windhaus,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just as an LEO-but also when you served in the U.S. Army as well. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 1, 2014

R.I.P. Offcr. Windhaus. Thank you for your dedication and service. May God bring healing, peace, and comfort to your family.

Chaplain Jerry Steele

January 25, 2014

Rest in peace, we'll take the watch from here.

Lieutenant Shannon
San Francisco Sheriff's Department

January 23, 2014

Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at US Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection.
R.I.P Sir!

Wm Jean-Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP, Trafic Unit

January 15, 2014

Thank you for your service Officer Windhaus. You will never be forgotten. Rest in peace.

Chief Joseph A. Edwards
Columbia Police Department, IL

January 10, 2014

Expressing deepest sympathy, and hoping you find comfort in knowing we care and are near in thought.

Rita Rocker, Director Govt Relations
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

January 8, 2014

Rest In Peace Brother.

Police Commissioner, Scott Parker
Covington Police Department

January 8, 2014

r.i.p. officer WINDHAUS



January 6, 2014

Excellent memorial statement Officer Castillo,. Thank you for the insight. God be with Darrell, his family and fellow officers in service.

Major (Retd) J. L. Ezell
Indiana State Police

January 6, 2014

The 11 years that I knew Darrell have come and gone too fast and the Port of Brownsville has lost one of it's most dedicated, hard working, fun loving, and senior officer that CBP has ever had. Darrell lived for his job and his country and fellow CBPO's, every day was a positive one for him and he never complained about anything and was ready to tell you a story or listen to anything you wanted to talk about. At 71 he showed more energy than some of the officers that are in their 30's and that will be his legacy, that he loved his job as an officer, he loved his country, and he loved his fellow co-workers with as much energy and dedication as he showed while on duty.

SCBPO Alejandro Castillo Jr
Friend of Mr. Windhaus

January 5, 2014



January 5, 2014

Thank you for your dedicated service to our country and our organization. Unfortunately CBP has lost years of experience and knowledge with your passing. I wish your family the best.

CBPO Collins

January 5, 2014

To the family of Officer Darrell Windhaus, friends, Acting Asst. Commissioner Susan T. Mitchell and the United States Department of Homeland Security.
You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort and hold you close now and always. John 15;13

A.S. (Scott) Batson Patrolman
Cherry Police Department Goldsboro, NC

January 4, 2014

On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Officer Darrell Windhaus and the extended law enforcement family of the United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs & Border Protection - Office of Field Operations. Rest in Peace brother and watch over us.
I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

January 4, 2014

Rest In Peace.

P.O. Randy Evans
Kansas City Missouri Police Department
Son of Patrolman Robert Wayne Evans
E.O.W 10/14/1971

January 4, 2014

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

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

January 3, 2014

Thank you Officer Windhaus for your faithful service. You will be remembered. May God grant your family and agency peace and comfort.

Trooper Joe Dellwo #446
Minnesota State Patrol

January 3, 2014

May God Bless your family. You have done your time here...Walk Heavens beat well Sir.

Carr, Jason S
Patrol Agent USBP
New Mexico

January 3, 2014

God bless you and your family.
Rest in peace brother.

Sgt. Paul Schanno- Honor Guard Member
State of MN Dept. of Corrections MCF-Stillwater

January 2, 2014

Rest In Peace Sir!!! Thank you for your service and sacrifice to our country. My deepest condolences go out to Officer Windhaus's family and friends as well as the US Department of Homeland Security in their loss.

Deputy Michael Matranga
Orange County Sheriff's Department
Regional Traffic Bureau

January 2, 2014

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service.

PO Olasokan
NYS University Police

January 2, 2014

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