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Marine Interdiction Agent Michel O. Maceda

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

End of Watch Thursday, November 17, 2022

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Reflections for Marine Interdiction Agent Michel O. Maceda

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

November 30, 2022

Rest in peace brother

Officer S. Lund
Burlington Police Department, Colorado

November 30, 2022

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

James P. Waggle, Jr.
US Army Veteran (SFC)

November 29, 2022

Rest in peace Brother.

Captain A. Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

November 28, 2022

Thank you my friend Michel, we worked together in Douglas and you always had a smile and positive attitude, I will always remember you as a kind soul. Rest in God's glory and we will keep fighting the good fight, honor first!

Border Patrol Agent J. Felix
United States Border Patrol

November 27, 2022

Your courage, strength, honor, and sacrifice, will never be forgotten. Thank you for your service to our great nation. Rest easy my brother. We have the watch from here.

(A) Chief Martin Ross
U.S. Customs & Border Protection

November 25, 2022

I really don’t know what to say about this, but I truly hope for that all the officers from this department and all the departments learn something about you.
We must honor you carry your name in our hearts. We must stop from becoming complacent in each intervention. No matter how many times or years we have in service, we must treat every stop like our last one. So I challenge all the Supervisors to ensure that your officers don’t become complacent. Remember What is Important Now/WIN. I honor all fallen brother and sisters I honor your sacrifices and teachings. Thank you and may you all be in Peace.

Retired UFS and NPS Ranger

November 23, 2022

So maddening to hear such tragedy defending our country against evil. Rest easy! Prayers for the family!

Parole Officer IV - Staff Development In
Texas Board of Pardons & Paroles

November 23, 2022

R.I.P Agent Michel Maceda

Brian Molyneaux
Citizen Toronto Canada

November 23, 2022

Rest in peace Brother Michel, you are a true American
Hero and will never be forgotten for your service and courage.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 07/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham (retired)
Sand Springs OK PD, Tulsa Police Department

November 23, 2022

My deepest condolences to the Maceda family and our Puerto Rico AMO brothers. Maintain your faith in God as He will give you strength during this difficult time. Thank you for your service Michel Maceda.

Weslaco BPA
U.S. Border Patrol

November 23, 2022

Rest in Peace My Brother.

Sgt. Kevin J. Nielsen (Ret.)
South River Borough

November 22, 2022

Rest In Peace, Brother.

BPA (Ret.) David Izquierdo
U.S. Border Patrol

November 22, 2022

Thank you for your service Agent Maceda. May God's grace bring peace to your family and fellow officers.

Sgt Wm C Elliott (retired)
Campbell County Sheriff's Office VA

November 22, 2022

Rest in peace brother

Reserve Officer Steve Durfee

November 22, 2022

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Marine Interdiction Agent Michael O. Maceda. Please know we are eternally grateful for Michael’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Marine Interdiction Agent Maceda, 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 Assistant Commissioner Stephen A. Boyer
United States Department of Homeland Security-Customs and Border Protection
Air and Marine Operations on Washington, DC for Michael’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 Marine Interdiction Agent Michael O. Maceda’s family.

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

November 22, 2022

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

Captain E.Kemmer
Nevada Department of Public Safety

November 22, 2022

Thank you for your duty and service


November 22, 2022

Rest easy brother, we have it from here.

Cadet Michael Morgan
Fairfield Police Cadets, CT

November 21, 2022

Maceda family and friends may God grant all of you with a speedy healing. Agent Maceda thank you for your service to your Community and Department. Most of all thank you for your Ultimate Sacrifice in the Line of Duty.

Rudy Jones ( Retired )
Former Res.Sgt Cuyahoga Falls Ohio Police Dept.

November 21, 2022

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

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

November 21, 2022

My condolences and deepest heartfelt sympathy to Officer Maceda's family, friends and colleagues. May he rest in peace.

Retired Detective Darryl White
New York City Police Department

November 21, 2022

So sad 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

November 21, 2022

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

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

November 21, 2022

Respect for your service to our country Agent Maceda. Rest easy Brother.

Retired Captain Mark Raiche
Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office

November 21, 2022

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