Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Jorge Arias

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

End of Watch Wednesday, October 19, 2022

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Reflections for Officer Jorge Arias

Officer Arias,
On today, the 1st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but also when you served with the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Paratus!

United States Border Patrol

October 19, 2023

Thank you for your service sir. Rest in peace.

Jake Hudgeons
Corrections Deputy
Corrections Operations
Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office

May 15, 2023

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

"Semper Paratus"

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

February 12, 2023

I'm writing this while sick to my stomach as to this terrible news. Jorge and I served together in the USCG reserve... he was always passionate about law enforcement, had an infectious smile and was such a goof ball. He will be sorely missed by family and friends. Thank you Arias for all the memories, you truly showed honor, respect and devotion to duty. Rest in peace brother,

Officer Mike Sarmiento
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

November 17, 2022

Rest In Peace Officer Jorge Arias. To Jorge's family, friends and coworkers; my sincerest sympathy for your loss. May God provide you comfort now and always.
God's Speed Sir!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

November 17, 2022

Rest in peace brother

Reserve Officer Steve Durfee

November 12, 2022

Praying for your family, friends, and fellow Officers.


November 10, 2022

Rest in Peace, Brother.

Customs and Border Protection Officer Br
Customs and Border Protection

November 6, 2022

RIP CBP Officer Jorge Aries, USCGR, Hero. HAND SALUTE, Thank You for the Ultimate Sacrifice.

CWO Matt Wentzler, USCG Ret.
US Coast Guard

November 4, 2022

God bless you brother, R.I.P

Deputy Sheriff
Hernando County Sheriff's Office

November 1, 2022

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

Lieutenant Brian J. Wills II
Oswego County Sheriff's Office
New York

October 31, 2022

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
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept.
Columbia, SC

October 30, 2022

Officer Arias,

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 30, 2022

Thank you, sir, for your dedication, service, and sacrifice.

Praying for your wife and children. May they be surrounded by angels in this time of grief and going forward. In Jesus holy name, I pray. Amen.

P.S. I lost my dad in a tragic way and my sympathies are with you all, including service people.

Praying friend

October 28, 2022

Rest in peace brother.

Customs and Border Protection, Philadelphia InternationalAirport.

October 27, 2022

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace my deepest condolences to your family and to your department. When one officer falls we all grieve.


October 26, 2022

Rest in peace, Officer Arias. We have the watch.

CBPO Reynier Negrón II
US Customs & Border Protection - Port of Nogales, AZ

October 26, 2022

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Arias. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Customs and Border Protection.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

October 26, 2022

The Lord has called you home. Rest in peace, brother. We have the watch from here.

Carl Rowe, Branch Chief
CBP Headquarters, Washington, DC

October 26, 2022

I met Jorge when he came to this country almost 30 years ago. He was my neighbor, literally lived in the apartment next door #16 & #17. We were both 13 years old and played sports together and went to high school together. I never thought this could have happened to someone I grew up with. As a law enforcement officer and as someone who knew him personally before either of us even imagine a career in law enforcement, it breaks my heart. I do pray for his family in this time of need, I will forever remember that kid that played football in the streets with me. Godspeed hermano!

Senior Officer J. S.

October 25, 2022

Praying for peace and comfort today and in the days ahead. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker
Deputy Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

October 25, 2022

Prayers and Condolences
Rest in Peace Officer Jorge Arias

Sgt. Randy Keenan ~ (Retired)
City of Alameda, CA Police Department

October 24, 2022

RIP Jorge, you will never be forgotten, Having a really hard time with this one. Any time we lose a sister or brother, it is hard. But to lose one in training, especially hard. Praying for law enforcement family, and for his immediate family, wife and children. My heart breaks for you Jorge.

CBP I. Padua
US Customs and Border Protection OFO Miami FL.

October 23, 2022

This is incredibly sad. These situations should NEVER happen. Period. Prayers just don't do enough. Rest in peace Sir.

Josh Keers Holcomb
Former US Army MP

October 23, 2022

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Police Officer Jorge Arias. Please know we are eternally grateful for Jorge’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Police Officer Arias, POINT 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the United States Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection Office at Miami International Airport in Miami, Florida for Jorge’s partner and fellow officers. POINT 27 also sent a Folded Flag Necklace engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Police Officer Jorge Arias’ wife.

Also sent to the Arias Family was a “Forever Grateful Military Challenge Coin” to honor Jorge’s dedication to the US Coast Guard.

POINT 27 is a Non-Profit organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.


Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired
Executive Director-POINT 27

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes #R309
Dallas Police Department-Reserve Division
POINT 27 National Outreach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison
[email protected]

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department Reserve Division
POINT 27- National Out Reach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison

October 23, 2022

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