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Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega, Jr.

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

End of Watch Sunday, August 3, 2014

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Reflections for Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega, Jr.

Agent Vega,
On today, the 7th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just as a PA but also when you served with the USMC as well. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow BPA;former Marine

United States Border Patrol

August 3, 2021

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

August 3, 2020

Rest in peace knowing that your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 3, 2020

Rest in peace Border Patrol Agent Vega.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 17, 2020

Agent Vega, I may not have known or been affiliated with you personally, but as a big supporter of all law enforcement officers and agents in this great country, I can only say thank you for your service, not just as a US Border Patrol Agent but also as a United States Marine. Having a father who is retired from service with the USBP, I know what it’s like to live in fear of losing the ones you love and worrying that your loved one could very realistically become a LODD. You may have paid the ultimate sacrifice, but your service will be honored forever, and you will never be forgotten for your contributions to this great country of hours. Semper Fi, and Honor First. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of god” -Matthew 5:9

Civilian Joe Robles

October 28, 2018

When heroes see something they do not like the act even throw the know the act will end there life.


September 25, 2018

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 12, 2018

It's been four years now since we lost you, your family brings warmth and love in honoring your memory each day. I know you see that from heaven as you watch over all of us. GOD bless you, thank you for your service in the military and with the Border Patrol. YOU are missed by your family and colleagues. RIP Harvey.

Irma Chapa
Border Patrol

August 3, 2018

On today, the third anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just as a Border Patrol Agent but when you served with the USMC as well. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!

Mike Casey
USMC '85-'89

Michael Casey
United States Border Patrol

August 3, 2017

Que descansa en paz mi hermano en azul. May you rest in peace my brother in blue. Condolences to your loving family for your loss. Watch over them from a better place. And may our immigration laws improve to prevent such tragedies from occurring.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

August 3, 2017


I am glad to see the Chief's committee came to their senses and reclassified you as a LODD. You have a strong loyalty chain to your family, and that is commendable on its own.

Anyone in GREEN/BLUE probably would have reacted the same way you did when faced with those circumstances in close proximity to their family.

Rest in peace, brother. May your memory live in the hearts of those that you fought to protect.

Border Patrol Agent
US Border Patrol

November 9, 2016

Dear Javier:

I am sorry it took several years for you to receive the well-deserved and long overdue recognition for your service and sacrifice. But I am also sorry for the blind eye that this nation has toward illegal immigrants who pollute our nation by committing horrific violent crimes, such as this. But this is not about vermin such as those who did this. It is a tribute to you and your family.
To serve one’s fellow countrymen with dedication and honor such as you did, in this day and age, is rare and commendable…unless one is a law enforcement officer. But I also want to send my prayers and condolences to your family and the U.S. Border Patrol, as I am certain both are still reeling from this event. May Almighty God bless them both, and you as well. I can hear the words now, of our Heavenly Father when you entered the Gates of Heaven: “Welcome Home”.

Rest in peace, we have the watch. “Above all else, honor”.

Sgt. Ron Tomassi, Retired
Lake Mary Police, Fl.

November 1, 2016

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 29, 2016

The simple fact that you were murdered by Illegal Aliens who tried to rob you is so ironic, it's devastating.

The job you did and your colleagues do, day in and day out is so magnificently heroic and under appreciated it's mind boggling.

Agent Vega, I know your family will forever hold you dear in their hearts and minds. We all will mourn you as well. Thank you for your service to this great nation as a Marine as well as an Agent with the Border Patrol.

God Bless you and may you forever Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

September 23, 2016

Thank you for your service to your country and family, Agent Vega; your actions undoubtedly saved the lives of your family. You WILL be remembered and your service was not in vain. Your sacrifice made this country a better, safer place. Rest easy.

Warden Nathan Cristofori
Department of Marine & Environmental Affairs
Plymouth, MA

September 23, 2016

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