Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Border Patrol Agent Robert Mark 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 Mark Hotten

Psalm 15
God bless.
Rest in peace brother.

Sgt. Paul Schanno
Minnesota Dept. of Corrections MCF-Stillwater

October 8, 2019

Rest In Peace Agent Hotten my sincere condolences to your family and to your department. Godspeed as you now patrol the streets of gold. Your ultimate sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Department of Veterans Affairs Police Department Detroit Mi

October 8, 2019

A heavy price to pay. I hope the Family knows they are in our prayers.

Michael Thompson
Denver Police Department Retired

October 8, 2019

So saddened to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

October 8, 2019

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

October 8, 2019

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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 whose 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

Used with Special Permission of the Author
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Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept.
Columbia, SC

October 8, 2019

Gone but never forgotten! God give his family Your peace that passes all understand.

Chief DA Ross ( Ret.)

October 8, 2019

My condolences to the family, friends, and fellow officers of Agent Hotten.

John Hamby

October 8, 2019

Thank you for your service. May God welcome you with open arms. My respects Sir.

Sgt David Osborne
Tennessee Highway Patrol

October 8, 2019

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

October 8, 2019

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of Border Patrol Agent, Robert Hotten, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Border Patrol Agent makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

October 8, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother

Retired Deputy Joe Singh
Sacramento County Sheriffs Department

October 8, 2019

I pray for peace, comfort, hope and strength for the family and friends of Agent Hotten, God Bless them. I am so sorry for your loss.

Wife of Lt. Kevin Clyde Mainhart EOW 5/11/2017

October 8, 2019

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends.
Thank you for your unselfish service.

James P Waggle

October 8, 2019

Rest in Gods arms Mother of a police officer

None Linda Kemph

October 8, 2019

What a tragic loss to your families, at home and at work. RIP Brother Hotten, you will not be forgotten.

Officer Sandra Rapey
Lindenhurst Police Department - Illinois

October 8, 2019

I am sad to learn of the passing of a brother and hero in Border Patrol Agent Robert Hotten. I strongly believe our Heavenly Father has welcomed him home into his loving arms where he will now patrol the Golden Streets of Heaven. May the Lord deliver blessings, comfort and peace to his family, friends and all members of the United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

Retired, T W Martinez
FOP member
State of New Mexico/JJS

October 8, 2019

R.I.P Agent Robert Hotten


October 8, 2019

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

Abraham Lincoln

Lieutenant E.Kemmer
Nevada Department of Public Safety

October 8, 2019

We will remember.

Miss Eleanore Trupkiewicz
Civilian Supporter of Law Enforcement

October 8, 2019

RIP, Agent Hotten. Praying for you and your loved ones.

Officer C Curione
Rochester Police Department, NY

October 8, 2019

God bless you Agent Robert Hotten for your service and sacrifice . Thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends, and to your brothers and sisters from the Department of Homeland Security. Rest In Peace Brother.

Officer Jim Drabos (Retired)
San Gabriel (CA) Police Department

October 8, 2019

Rest in peace Border Patrol Agent Hotten.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 8, 2019

The Lord be with you and keep you, Agent Hotten. All of us who wear blue or have worn blue will keep you in our prayers. God bless your family, as well.

Richard Adams (Corporal II, retired)
DFW Airport Department of Public Safety

October 8, 2019

Hero never forgotten. Prayers to family blood and blue

Retired telecommunicator

October 8, 2019

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