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Border Patrol Agent Robert Hotten

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

End of Watch Sunday, October 6, 2019

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Reflections for Border Patrol Agent Robert Hotten

THE FINAL INSPECTION:

The Policeman stood and faced his God.
Which must always come to pass
He hoped his shoes were shining bright
Just as brightly as his brass
“Step forward now, Policeman,
How shall I deal with you?
Hove you always turned the other cheek?
To my word have you been true?”
The Policeman squared his shoulders and said
“No, Lord, I guess I ain’t
Because those of us who carry guns
Can’t always be a saint.
I’ve had to work most Sundays
And at times my talk was rough.
Because the world is awfully tough.
But I never took a thing
That wasn’t mine to keep…
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills just got to steep.
And I never passed a call 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 fears.
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 a silence all around the throne
Where the saints often trod
As the Policeman waited quietly,
For the judgement of his God.
“Step forward now Policeman,
You’ve born your burdens well,
Come walk a beet on heaven’s streets.
You’ve done your time in Hell.”
Author unknown.

Officer Chad Miner
Powell Police department
Powell, Wyoming

November 29, 2019

To Agent Hotten’s Family and co-workers. Our sincere condolences to all of you. As a mother of a fallen agent, I know all to well the struggles that lay ahead. Just know that you’re not alone and we will always be there for all of you. Agent Hotten, thank you for your service and we’ll take it from here.

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

November 26, 2019

Agent Hotten,

May you rest in the arms of God and may God be with your family.

Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

November 14, 2019

RIP Agent Hotten. My sympathies to your family, friend and fellow BP agents. It was a job I was appointed to many years ago but was not able to report.

SFC William L Farrell
US Army Military Police, Ret.

November 9, 2019

Thank-you, Agent Hotten, for your service and your sacrifice in a dangerous part of the country. My heart is with your family and friends.

Freya Fitzpatrick
Mother of a police officer

November 8, 2019

RIP Agent Hotten: May God bless, protect and comfort your family and USBP brothers and sisters during this most difficult and tragic time.

Mike - civilian. Sparks, NV

November 1, 2019

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
Author Unknown

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

October 30, 2019

Border Patrol Agent Robert Hotten will never be forgotten. Thank you for your service to our country and protecting our border. My condolences to Agent Hotten's family and his CBP family.

Kevin Whalen
Retired Senior Special Agent
U. S. Treasury FinCEN

October 30, 2019

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Robert was killed in the line of duty.

To the Totten family, fellow border patrol agents, and all who call Robert beloved, 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. I know that that you will receive that same kind of 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 Agent Totten gave to his community and the citizens of our country and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on October 6, 2019.

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

October 25, 2019

Rest In Paradise Agent Hotten. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. Honor First!

CBPO C.A.
CBP / SYS

October 22, 2019

My sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Border Patrol Agent Robert Hotten on their loss. May our Lord give them all the strength and comfort during this time of grief. Thank you fellow officer for your dedication and service to our nation and your community. Rest in peace Border Patrol Agent Robert Hotten.

CBP Officer(retired), Luis Otero
Department of Homeland Security/Bureau of Customs & Border Protect

October 20, 2019

Rest in Peace Agent Hotten. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and the USBP during this most tragic & difficult time.

Sgt. Scott Seitz
Plainsboro Township NJ Police Department

October 19, 2019

Descanse en paz y pronta resignación a su familia.

Comandante José Cueto
Gendarmería Nacional Argentina

October 18, 2019

Rest in peace my brother in green, till me meet again and ride in Valhalla.

BPA Antonio Ortiz
DHS/CBP/ US Border Patrol

October 18, 2019

Agent Hotten, thank you for your service. To think, had there been something to block those individuals from entering the country illegally, you would not have had to be in that dangerous location in the first place. But, who am I to say?

You gave your life in the service of this nation. We mourn your passing but celebrate your life and efforts on behalf of us all.

God Bless you, Brother and may your eternal rest be ever peaceful.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

October 17, 2019

Rest in Peace Border Patrol Agent Hotten. Thank you for your Service.
My Prayers for your Family both Blood and Blue.

Corporal Terri Albright, #668
DuPage County Sheriff's Office

October 16, 2019

On behalf of the Kentucky Peace Officers' Association please accept our condolences on the tragic death of Agent Hotten.

Chip Nowlin
Kentucky Peace Officers' Association

October 16, 2019

May our Lord and Savior wrap His loving arms around his family, friends and co-workers. My deepest condolences.

Sheila Adkins-Reynolds
City of Montgomery Alabama Police Department

October 15, 2019

Lorraine S. Osborn

October 14, 2019

Agent Hotten was a selfless, unassuming Officer that went out of his way to help his fellow man. He cared for the every person, first, as a Human being! He Dedicated himself to his family and his Profession and will be greatly missed. The World is a Darker and less secure place with Agent Robert Hotten.

Deputy Sheryl Johnson
USMS

October 14, 2019

Thank you for your service Border Agent Hotten your job is done Rest in God's Peace Condolences to your Family

Corporal Stephen Sullivan
Federal Reserve Bank Law Enforcement Retired

October 14, 2019

I am sorry for your loss to the Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends. I will keep all of you in my prayers. RIP.

Retired Fire Lieutenant Frank J Corasan
Baltimore City Fire Department

October 13, 2019

RIP brother. Though it may have been short, it was great working and talking with you. Watch over us up there. Thanks for everything you did.

Mr. T S
DHS

October 13, 2019

May the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well.

Douglas Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Central Macomb Lodge #187 Macomb County Mich

October 13, 2019

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

October 13, 2019

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