Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Border Patrol Agent Alexander Irving Giannini

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

End of Watch Wednesday, May 28, 2014

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Reflections for Border Patrol Agent Alexander Irving Giannini

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 Giannini, especially to his fiancee. 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 & prayers.

From reading the reflections left for Alexander, 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 Alexander's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Alexander's life was about so much more than the way he died. Alexander will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Agent Giannini, 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 eleven 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)

June 1, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co - workers of this brave officer. Rest in peace.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan Co. Sheriffs Office

May 31, 2014

Thank you to all who have left such wonderful memories for our family as we go though this rough time.
Yes Alex I will always remember your wonderful laughter and your big beautiful smile.
Peace and comfort to the rest the BPA, and God Bless You all for your Service and Dedication to this Country.

Katharine A. Alvis

May 31, 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
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved

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

May 31, 2014

Rest in peace Alex, We thank you for your service. Our prayers are with his family and Brandy, Alex was the best neighbor anyone could ask for. you will be missed greatly.

Robert & Bernadette Boumis

May 31, 2014

Thank you for your service. Thoughts are with your blue and blood family during this difficult time. Rest in peace.

Deputy David Post
Reno Co Sheriff's Office Hutchinson, Ks.

May 31, 2014

In valor there is hope. RIP to BPA Alexander Giannini. May God bless and provide comfort to his loved ones.

John Broderick, Deportation Officer
US DHS / ICE, Houston, Texas

May 31, 2014

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli

May 31, 2014

God bless Agent Giannini's family, friends and coworkers and give them strength and peace to get through their grief and pain. R.I.P Sir!

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

May 31, 2014

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Border Patrol Agent Alexander Giannini as well as to the United States Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection. Rest in peace Agent Giannini, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda Fl

May 30, 2014

Thank you for your service to your Countrymen. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten by those who cherish freedom and respect those who provide that freedom.

T. Huber (TSgt, USAF, Retired)
USAF Security Police (law enforcement retired)

May 30, 2014

I am sorry to learn of the loss Border Patrol Agent Alexander Giannini. I pray the Lord bless and comfort his family, friends and peers.

JCOS TW Martinez
JJS/CYFD State of New Mexico

May 30, 2014

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

May 30, 2014

RIP Blue Brother

Stephen Bruet, PPO II
NC Department of Public Service

May 30, 2014

RIP Brother

Deputy Anita Price
Bexar County Sheriff's Office, San Antonio, Texas

May 30, 2014

My deepest condolences to the family. Rest in peace, brother

OFO National Honor Guard Commander Rowe
CBP-Field Operations

May 30, 2014

Rest in eternal peace, Agent Giannini, for we have the watch now. Your family and your brothers and sisters in uniform, our brothers and sisters, too, are in our thoughts and prayers. May they find comfort in remembrances of your dedication and service.

Deputy Warden Patricia Powerrs
Philadelphia Prison System

May 30, 2014

Rest easy little brother.

Honor First

Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Trevino
United States Border Patrol, El Centro Sector

May 30, 2014

Rest in peace thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of your agency during this most difficult and tragic time....

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret.
Jackson, NJ PD

May 30, 2014

Avenue of the Fallen

Standing at attention in their class “A“uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place.
As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say “it’s OK, you’re with your eternal partners.”
A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.
Officer Jim Weaver (#11452), Los Angeles Police Department retired

Sheriff Jim Weaver (Retired)
Jerome County, Idaho

May 30, 2014

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
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 awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just 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 unmanly tears.
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 had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell PD, WY

May 30, 2014

Agent Giannini, thank you for your service. May God bless the family this hero leaves behind.


May 30, 2014

My condolences to Agent Giannini's family and to his co-workers. May you rest in peace. Thank you for your service in protecting our nation's borders.

Sgt. Donald Mueller
Middleton Police Department
Father of Border Patrol Agent Fritz Mueller Willcox Station

Sgt. Donald Mueller
Middleton Police Department

May 30, 2014


Sandro Bruzzo

May 30, 2014

R.I.P. BROTHER Giannini!!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

May 30, 2014

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