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Border Patrol Agent Jose Daniel Barraza

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

End of Watch Monday, April 18, 2016

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Reflections for Border Patrol Agent Jose Daniel Barraza

Good morning son, It’s been 5 years!!! To some that’s not a long time. To feels like eternity! There are no words to explain the depth of emptiness, sadness, and knowing you’re not here, on earth. We JUST MISS YOU and would give anything to have you back on earth with us. Please visit me in some way. Good night baby boy!!!! I love you and miss you so much!!!!

Ms. Tammy Avent
Momma Bear of Fallen BPA Jose “Joey” Barraza EOW: 4-18-16.

April 19, 2021

Agent Barraza,
On today, the 5th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country and to the Patrol. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

A fellow BPA

United States Border Patrol

April 18, 2021

Respect, Honor, Remember. Keeping your family in thoughts and prayers.

Wisconsin C.O.P.S. G. Birkholz
Mom of Officer Craig Birkholz EOW 3/20/2011 Fond du Lac PD

April 16, 2020

Joey!!! It’s been 3 years since you left and boy I still think about you every single day, I swear I tried to go see you to tell you good bye but I couldn’t do it I didn’t want to believe Or see the reality, and till this day I still try to convence my self you still here. wherever you are right now I really hope you know you were a great father, a wonderful friend, and how much you meant to me...


June 6, 2019

My heart is and has been in complete shambles the last few years, weeks and days since you left. However, today I feel the same effects and emotions as I did 3 years ago when you were taken from us. People say it’s gets “easier” but I have to say it’s been harder because the cloud and fog is gone and I feel every emotion. From the beginning to the end of April is a constant hell of emotions. I miss you dearly my son. I love you more than my own life. I’ve prayed for God to take me and bring you back, but nothing works..the answer is still NO.
I sware I HATE this New Normal.
I miss my family the way it was before. I’m completely mad at God and can’t seem to shake that. I have a lot of support from friends and the family that’s left. However, the only ones who really understand is “get it” is the other parents.
Mijo, I’ve met plenty of wonderful people since you were taken from us. However, I’d give it all back just to have you with us again. I love and miss you son beyond any thing imaginable. Can’t wait to see you again.

Ms. Tammy Avent
Momma Bear

April 18, 2019

Rest in peace my brother. Strength and blessings to your family for your great loss.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

April 18, 2019

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

August 30, 2018

Good evening my son, today marks the 2nd year when we watched, cried, begged and many other feelings when you were placed at your final resting place, the cemetery. It is as if it was yesterday. I wished a million times that I could fix this. However, I don’t have that power. It’s not like when you were a small boy and you’d scrape your knee, mommy would place a bandage over it and it would heal. There is no way a bandage is big enough to fix this. So I’ll keep waiting, remembering, and deal with the pain on a daily bases until I see you again. I love you son!!! I miss you beyond this earth. Please come and see me at times.

Mom/President of WTC Tammy Avent
Mother of BPA Jose (Joey) Barraza EOW: 4-18-16

April 23, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are honored on the 2nd anniversary of your EOW. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

April 18, 2018

Mijo, today marks your 2nd year since this horrible accident and you were taken from us. We all miss you so much. There’s not a day, minute or second that goes by that I don’t think about you, I’m sure there are others that feel the same. However, as your mama, my heart and soul hurts daily and still feels like it’s being ripped from my body. I keep going and try not to think that you’re never coming back home from work. However, there’s still a huge part of me that waits for that moment, when I’ll be able to visit you or you’ll come to the house while you and the boys are getting your hair cut. You were taken way too soon as far as I can see. I love you so much son and miss you more than each breath I take. I here you daily tell me to keep moving as we’ll be together soon, but days like today are harder than others.

Mom/President of WTC Tammy Avent
Mother of BPA Jose (Joey) Barraza EOW: 4-18-16

April 18, 2018

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday my loving son Joey, Happy Birthday to you!! The best part of your birthday’s now, you’re never going to age. I love you so, I’ll see you soon!!

Mom/President of WTC Tammy Avent
Mother of BPA Jose (Joey) Barraza EOW: 4-18-16

April 13, 2018

Joey, it's mom. I haven't seen or talked to you in 2 years. The first year I lived in a bubble of shock. As it creeps up on the anniversary of that horrible day when you left this world and went to heaven. Your birthday falls right before, which was the day you flew into this world your way.
We were blessed to see what you had to accomplish in order to become a BPA. As I said before I'm a proud ass momma. However, I'm a hurting mama as you are not here in person.
I miss you so much son!!! I love you more than anyone will ever know. Have a happy birthday in heaven!!!

Mom/President of WTC Tammy Avent
Mother of BPA Jose (Joey) Barraza EOW: 4-18-16

April 13, 2018

I miss you so much son!!! There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t think about you. My heart is torn to shreds, I’ll never get over or past this horrible nightmare. As your birthday and EOW approach, it seems to be harder to conduct every day events. I try to stay busy and involved, but most of the time that doesn’t work, I am so proud to be your mom, but I don’t understand why you had to go the way and the day you did. I love you my baby boy.

Your loving mother Tammy Avent
Mother of BPA Jose (Joey) Barraza EOW: 4-18-16

March 27, 2018


I love you and miss you so much!

I really need you right now!

Broken hearted forever

January 16, 2018

I'll be riding in your honor later this week during the Law Enforcement United Road to Hope.

Honor First.

Craig Sutter

May 7, 2017

Mijo, 1 yr and 1day ago, we received the worst news ever! You were killed in this horrible accident on your way home. Even though it hasn't been an easy year for any of us, we have found comfort in knowing one, you'll never be forgotten. Two, there are many people around the world doing their duty to HONOR the fallen. I promised you I'd enter the run/walk 5k's and I did..just didn't know when I said that it would be in your memory. I'm honored to have been chosen by God to be your mother for 29 yrs and 5 days. I just wished a million times you didn't have to leave so soon. There's not a moment that goes by when I don't think of you, but for some reason I get a sign showing me again, you are with me EVERYWHERE I go as you took a part of my soul with you. I'm sure you'll give it back when I get where you went, Heaven! Love you son, no matter what, always and forever!

Blessed Mother of my Angel in heaven Tam

April 19, 2017

Agent Barraza,
On today, the 1st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey

United States Border Patrol

April 18, 2017

I ran a hero's 5k today in your honor Sir. You are not forgotten.

Detective Michele Nelson
Riverside County Sheriff's Department, CA

April 18, 2017

Rest in Peace.

Lieutenant Ray Flores (Ret.)

April 18, 2017

R.I.P. BE-103

Fellow Border Patrol Agent and EMT

April 17, 2017

Rest In Peace are missed.

SBPA Lance Callender

March 27, 2017

Gosh baby boy! It's been 9 months and 3 days. Since we were told of this horrible nightmare. So many things I've tried to call and share with you, but unfortunately as the days pass I know I'll never get that time. I miss you more and more. The pain has not gone away, it will never be gone! You may have been a grown man, but you'll always be my 1st baby boy. I pray everyday for a way to handle the emotional roller coaster of loosing you, but it hasn't happened yet or at least to my satisfaction. If only we had answers of what really happened. I don't understand why, why you? Son, I love and miss you and our life the way it was. I'd give anything to have it back the way it was and even better.

Tammy Avent
Your loving mother

January 21, 2017

May the soul of Jose Barraza RIP, and his wife, two sons and his mother fine peace in their heart in Jesus' name; amen.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police

July 18, 2016

God bless your son. Reading what you wrote gave me goosebumps. it takes a true hero to raise a police officer. God bless you and your family

Officer Denenberg

July 11, 2016

Son, It has been a long haul!!! I spend a lot of sleepless nights just as I did when you first started to drive and Even more while you were working. I prayed so much for your safety, to and from work and when you were on shift. But it's apparent that was not enough for your safety. I have also going that 1000 words or prayers won't bring you back, I know..I've tried. Neither will 1000 years, I know because I've cried more tears than I thought I had. I've cried so much, that the gallon of water is not enough to replace the amount of water I've lost. It's not fair...You were not supposed to go before me!! You had a whole life ahead of yourself. Son, I miss your voice, smile, our talks. The hole in my heart will never close, because the rest is in heaven. I love you Mijo. I miss you more than anyone will ever know.

Mother Tammy Avent

July 8, 2016

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