Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Border Patrol Agent Raul Humberto Gonzalez, Jr.

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

End of Watch Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Leave a Reflection

Reflections for Border Patrol Agent Raul Humberto Gonzalez, Jr.

You will forever be missed my love. He loved what he did and did it with integrity and honor. He loved his job, family and co workers. But thanks to this amazing man I was able to experience the most amazing years of my life. I am heartbroken but grateful to have shared those beautiful moments with him. We will continue to honor you and keep your memories alive love.

CBPO Yvonne Martinez

January 22, 2023

Condolences to the family and co-workers of Agent Humberto Gonzalez. His memory will not be forgotten.

Sgt. James Mair
Los Angeles Sheriff Dept & Denver Police Dept (Ret.)

December 23, 2022

RIP Border Patrol Agent Gonzalez. Thank you for your service to the United States

Lieutenant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police
Boston, Ma. 02120

December 22, 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

December 20, 2022

Agent Gonzalez,

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

December 18, 2022

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Border Patrol Agent Raul Gonzalez. I am truly sorry for your loss. The service and sacrifice of Agent Gonzalez will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

December 15, 2022

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

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

December 15, 2022

Godspeed my Brother, See you on the other side

Retired Sgt. D.R. Harvey #628

December 15, 2022

Deepest sympathy to the family of Border Patrol Agent Gonzalez and to his Brothers and Sisters of U.S. Border Patrol, U.S. Government. May GOD give peace, comfort, and understanding to his family, friends, and associates for their loss. RIP Brother.

Chaplain Terry L. Longacre
Manor Township Police Department (Retired), Lancaster, County, Pennsyl

December 14, 2022

R.I.P Border Patrol Agent Raul Gonzalez

Brian Molyneaux
Citizen Toronto Canada

December 14, 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)

December 13, 2022

Gods speed and thank you for your service

Crime Prevention unit Vincente Buchanan
Protective Force International

December 13, 2022

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Brother and Hero in Border Patrol Agent Raul Humberto Gonzalez, Jr. I 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 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

December 13, 2022

My sincere condolences to your family and friends as well as your department. My prayers are with you and the Lord has you in his arms.


December 12, 2022

Rest in Peace!

Ptl B L Waltz (Ret)
Avon Lake PD OH

December 12, 2022

Rest in Peace my Brother in Arms

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

December 12, 2022

Thank you for your service, and may your soul forever rest peacefully in Heaven.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

December 12, 2022



December 12, 2022

Rest in Peace, Agent Gonzalez. Praying for your loved ones.

Officer C Curione (Retired)
Rochester Police Department, NY

December 12, 2022

Rest easy, brother.

Special Agent (Retired)

December 12, 2022

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Border Patrol Agent Raul Humberto Gonzales, Jr. Please know we are eternally grateful for Raul’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Border Patrol Agent Gonzales, 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 Border Patrol in McAllen, Texas for Raul’s partner and fellow agents. 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 the Border Patrol Agent Raul Humberto Gonzales 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

December 12, 2022

Agent Gonzalez, for many years, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. 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 loved ones are experiencing, especially your father and grandmother. May God immerse you and them in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

December 12, 2022

Heavenly Father, You are Compassionate and Merciful. None of America’s Peace Officers leave home without the fear of not returning at the end of their watch. It is a fear that is lived daily. Unfortunately, the worst does sometimes come to pass, and lives are left shattered. Lord God, bless and keep the hearts and souls of those who have lost loved ones in the line of duty. Wipe away the tears from their eyes. Soothe their pain and bind up their emotional wounds through the wounds of Your beloved Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. In His name, I pray. Amen.

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

“And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” [Isaiah 6:8 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, NCCA, FCPO-USA
Independent Christian Law Enforcement Chaplain
Merrimack, NH 03054

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

December 11, 2022

Rest in peace sir

Supporter Margaret Raux

December 11, 2022

RIP CBP brother BPA Raul Gonzalez.

Air & Marine Officer Robert Flint
DHS U.S. Customs & Border Protection Air & Marine, Riverside C

December 11, 2022

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.