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Officer Erik James Skelton

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

End of Watch Tuesday, August 24, 2021

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Reflections for Officer Erik James Skelton

Officer Skelton,

Thank you for your service and sacrifice to our country. You will never be forgotten. To your family, my deepest sympathy as I wish you all a warm holiday season.

Homeland Security Investigations

December 14, 2023

Officer Skelton,
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.


United States Border Patrol

August 24, 2022

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

Retired Fire Lt Frank J Corasaniti II
Baltimore City Fire Department

November 14, 2021

Rest in peace Officer Erik James Skelton, and thank you for your service.

CBP Officer(retired), Luis R Otero
DHS/Bureau Of Customs And Border Protection

November 3, 2021

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 18, 2021

Officer Skelton,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

October 17, 2021

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer Skelton and the United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - Office of Field Operations during this time. Thank you, Officer Skelton, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

October 6, 2021

James P Waggle, Jr.

October 6, 2021

I wish you peace brother. My sincere condolences to your family and friends, and fellow officers.

Tracey Schumahcer
Gallatin County Sheriff's Office - Bozeman, MT

October 4, 2021

On 8/24/2021 we found out you had left us. You were a brother in arms and a friend I was just getting to know. Always thoughtful and insightful in our conversations, whether about God & Faith, Family, Politics, or investments. Your watch has ended we will hold the line.
Forever will you be missed…
When we found out everything for us stopped, we came together and recited this prayer on your behalf:
God, full of mercy, who dwells on high, grant proper rest on the wings of the Divine Presence in the lofty levels of the holy and the pure ones, who shine like the glow of firmament for the soul of Officer Erik Skelton who has gone on to his world. May his resting place be the Garden of Eden, therefore may the Master of Mercy shelter him in the shelter of his wings for eternity; and may he bind his soul in the bond of Life. God is his heritage, and may he repose in peace on his resting place. May his wife and his family find comfort amongst your children.

Officer & Chaplian Aronson
U.S. Customs & Border Protection

October 3, 2021

R.I.P Officer Erik James Skelton

Brian Molyneaux

October 3, 2021

Rest in Peace Officer Skelton. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, coworkers and friends.

Lieutenant Robert T. Mote (ret)
Buena Park, CA Police Department

October 3, 2021

Rest in Peace my Brother in Arms

Anrae G Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

October 3, 2021

Officer Skelton, for many years, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. It took a small virus to take your life. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. My heart breaks for the sorrow that your parents are experiencing over the loss of their son. May God immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

October 2, 2021

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden & State Trooper (Retired)

October 2, 2021

RIP my Brother,
I will pray for your Family, Friends & Law Enforcement Family.
Thank you for, your Service, Honor and Sacrifice ><>

Major J.D. Nolin (Ret.)
Chaplain ><>
Brotherhood of Christian Law Enforcement Officers

October 1, 2021

RIP Officer Skelton. Thank you for your service to the United States and the citizens of Adams County, Glendale and the state of Colorado

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

September 30, 2021

Officer Erik Skelton, thank you for keeping America safe! May God watch over you, your family and all personnel of the United States Department of Homeland Security, during this most difficult time. God's Speed Sir!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

September 29, 2021

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Officer, Erik James Skelton , from complications of the COVID-19 Virus. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Officer succumbs from this deadly Virus. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. Our Thoughts and Prayers to the Adams County Sheriff's Office, Colorado Department of Corrections, Glendale Police Department and the Transportation Security Administration where Officer Skelton had previously served.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

September 28, 2021

Rest in Peace Officer Erik James Skelton! Thank you for your over 4 years of service with United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs & Border Protection in Florida, and for your previous service with the Adams County Sherriff's Office, the Colorado Department of Corrections, the Glendale Police Department, and the Transportation Security Administration. We are all thankful to you for your service, your devotion and your sacrifices, and also to you family and friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your wife, your parents, and your 3 sisters during this tragedy, and we want them to know that you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers go out to the rest of your family and to all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew5:9)

Kelly & Eddie King

September 28, 2021


Randal Glenn
Canada Border Services Officer retired

September 28, 2021

Lord God of unfailing love, to those families who are suffering in the wake of the loss of a law enforcement family member, help us to provide support. Allow us to be their rock and fortress in a time of immense pain and uncertainty. Help us to keep them safe and nourished in their time of grief, suffering beside them as we move toward healing and reconciliation. Lord God, in Your compassionate mercy, hear my prayer. In Christ Jesus, Your beloved Son, I pray. Amen.

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, CCC, NCCA
Ordained / Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Services
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

September 28, 2021

Psalm 15
God bless.
Rest in peace brother.

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

September 27, 2021

Rest in Peace Officer Skelton. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Skelton Family and the US Department of Homeland Security-Customs and Border Protection.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office New Jersey

September 27, 2021

Rest in peace Officer Skelton.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 27, 2021

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