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Special Agent Julie Yvonne Cross

United States Department of the Treasury - United States Secret Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Wednesday, June 4, 1980

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Reflections for Special Agent Julie Yvonne Cross

Rest In Peace Sister LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 38th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

June 4, 2018

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

June 4, 2015

I will never forget your beautiful smile and the wonderful times we spent together.

D.R.Michalek Detective (Ret)
San Diego Police Dept Friend

June 6, 2014

Julie there are no words that can possibly be said that can express how truly profound your loss has been to family and friends. You touched so many of our lives and your memory burns bright still after all these years. You gave your all and died in the service of this country. And I believe it is our duty as the living who knew you to always honor your life so tragically taken so, that all understand the level of your sacrifice and to never forget. RIP.

And to Lloyd old friend I hope the years have been good to you. You too were a victim of evil that night so long ago and I pray you have found peace. There is no one I would rather of had at my side when things went down than you. Your experience, training and level of fitness and courage allowed you to fight off the attackers for longer than most. I know you never thought of yourself as a hero but you will always be a hero to me. I and many others know that you gave it your all that night and almost lost your own life in the process. Your son Zachary can be proud! Thank you for your sacrifice and service.

God Bless you Lloyd and Julie rest gentle in the arms of the Lord!

4/12/13

Former Special Agent Steve Smith
US Secret Service 1976-1981

April 12, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 32nd anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

I also fought very hard recently to keep justice for you as a co-chair of the No on 34 campaign to preserve the death penalty. You are one of the 43 law enforcement officers whose killers are on California death row, and one of two female officers. I will continue fighting for justice for you, my son, and all the other victims slain by death row killers.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

November 16, 2012

Hi, Julie. I hope you are doing well in the Kingdom of Heaven. Your death has touched me dearly; so much that I am pursuing a career in law enforcement.

You put your life on the line to protect your fellow Americans and paid the ultimate price. Thank you for your service, we are eternally grateful. You are missed and shall never be forgotten.

G-d bless you, Julie. Perhaps we will meet someday.

Zander Morozov

October 20, 2012

Julie, you and I went through the 87th San Diego Police Academy together (1977). From that time, we developed a special friendship. We were both assigned to the same Patrol Division right out of the Academy, and our friendship got stronger. I'll never forget our "dog walks" together. You with your Old English Sheepdog, Osso, and me with my Doberman, Thor! Will always remember how mad you would get when Osso ate a new pair of expensive shoes from Nordy's! In the end, we would get a big laugh out of it. We stayed in close contact when you went off to training with the Secret Service. I remember our last conversation the week you went off to the LA SS Division like it was yesterday. I loved you like a sister. I was so very proud of you! You were an excellent police officer who received high praise and respect from your fellow officers. No doubt you would have given the Secret Service the same level of dedication, performance and service for many years had your life not been cut short by your ultimate personal sacrifice to your job and country. I still miss you and think about your often.

Ret. Asst. Police Chief, Cheryl A.Meyers
San Diego Police Department

September 9, 2012

I am former U.S. Secret Service UD/FMD/WHD 1974-1977 and I met Julie Cross when I was in SDPD at Northern Division.
I was the one that Julie asked about joining the USSS back then and I gave her as much information I could to help her make an honest decision.
Julie was very bright and eager and I wished I had spent more time with her. I moved on to other law enforcement agencies, but I will never forget Julie or our talks.
I almost wished I could have discouraged her, but she would have made a very good agent for the USSS in my opinion.
LLoyd, if it means anything, I think about Julie too and wish I was there to help both of you out. Julie's death is very personal to me too.
Please contact me if you want to, or Zachary. [email protected], former USSS, SDPD, U.S.Mint Police/Treasury, U.S. Customs, U.S. Immigration, etc...

Former Officer USSS/UD FMD/WHD
Former Officer USSS/UD/FMD/WHD

August 31, 2012

Julie,

My father SA Lloyd T. Bulman (Ret.) was your partner and in the vehicle with you conducting surveillance on the night you were murdured. I know that your murder haunted him for a long long time when I was growing up. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. When I was a police officer in Northern Virginia, I visited the National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial and sought out your name in addition to several other Law Enforcement Officer's that I knew that were also tragically killed in the line of duty. I gave my father a tracing I had made of your name when I was there and I could tell it brought a tear to his eye. Although, he doesn't speak of the incident often, he will never forget you.

Special Agent Zachary S. Bulman
ICE/Homeland Security Investigations

Special Agent Zachary S. Bulman
Son of USSS SA Lloyd T. Bulman (Ret.). Julie's partner

July 22, 2011

God bless you Julie. It was an honor to have known and worked with you. This should have never happened, you had your whole life in front of you.

Rest in peace.

Tom Lahart
San Diego County Sheriff - Retired

January 23, 2011

I never knew Julie personally, but was good friends with her brother Jim and met her on at least one occasion in San Diego. I remember when the news of her death broke and how it affected the family. I have tried to reconnect with Jim, who may have moved to Calgary, but have been unsuccessful in locating him. Rest in Peace, Julie, you are still loved after all these years.

Mike Gerow
San Diego

Anonymous

October 29, 2010

God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain; but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

May 11, 2010

Julie lived with her brother and I during her teenage years. She called me Mom. I have so many wonderful memories of her and miss her to this day. Watching scary movies every Thursday night with our popcorn and chrushed ice cokes is one of my cherished memories. I love you Julie. Nancy

Nancy Workman Dunnington
former sister-in-law

August 5, 2009

Julie:

I was on duty the night the B.O.L.O. was broadcast concerning your homicide. Even though we looked, unfortunately, our crew was not able to locate the suspects. I am glad to read that that justice was finally served. Rest in peace!

John Bellah, Corporal (Retired)
CSU-Long Beach Police

August 5, 2009

29 yrs. ago and you will never be forgotten! God Bless Julie Cross' family, frinds & the Dept of the Tresury - Secret Service.

Retired Sgt.
City of Miami PD Fla.

June 2, 2009

Hi Julie,

We were the same age when you were killed and it was a defining moment in my life. And when Buck got justice for you, he got it for all of us.

You're still missed.
Sue

Sue
friend

November 19, 2008

Rest in Peace, Sister. Justice has been served and your service is not forgotten.

Thomas A. Carpenter
Las Vegas Metro P.D.

October 16, 2008

Hi, Sis:

Yep - thinking about that fateful day. I have trained / trained with so many U.S.S. personnel.

Maj M. B. Parlor
USMC / LAPD

June 4, 2008

"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 whos 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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

March 31, 2008

I was back on the East Coast at the time of Agent CROSS' murder. I never met/knew her. For some reason though, her murder always made me so angry. Years later, when I came to Los Angeles, I constantly thought about the fact that her murder had not been solved. It was a bittersweet moment for me when I heard that the persons responsible had finally been apprehended.

A fellow Marine and LAPD Detective, who never toots his own horn never let the murder of Agent CROSS be forgotten. Detective Richard "Buck" HENRY was responsible for seeing that the persons responsible were convicted. In fact, while solving this murder, he also solved an unrelated murder. Ironically, Detective BUCK had actually attended high school with one of the murderers.

Today, there is an award in memory of Agent CROSS which is presented by the Women In Federal Law Enforcement (WIFLE).

On this, the anniversary(sic) of that fateful day, Agent CROSS, I salute Your memory. May Your Soul Rest-In-Peace.

Maj M. B. Parlor
USMC/LAPD

June 4, 2007

I was thinking of Julie Cross as I do on ocassion as I was the one she talked to about going into the U.S. Secret Service when I was a police officer SDPD.(9-25-78 to March 1981)
Julie approached me while I was asssigned to Northern Division in San Diego in 1980 or so and I could tell right away that Julie was a very nice person and dedicated to doing something that would contribute to the community or her country and still be challenging enough to keep her mentally busy with everyday challenges.

I told Julie just about every aspect of U.S. Secret Service training, missions and sacrifices she may have to meet with regards to the job and especially during travel or overtime and the special duties of Protecting the President and their familes or at the White House,or Embassadors, embassies foreign missions division which I have had the privilege to do.(1974-1977)

I was still in SDPD when I heard the news that Julie had been killed and it really bothered me that I was one of a few people that she may have talked to about getting into the U.S.S.S. I felt helpless and wanted to get her killers.(I still do)

I can only imagine the loved ones she may have left behind as I could see she was a very special lady and very pretty.

I pray that the killers will get their justice, but it will not bring back Julie and that bothers me.

Since I am all alone now and do private investigator work, I have time to reflect on what should have been.
I wished I could have been there for you Julie. Sometimes I wished I had talked her out of the USSS job but I only talked to her a couple of times which amounted to less than 1 hour or so.

While the training and shooting standards are very stringent in the U.S.S.S. is very stringent, only 1 in 1,500 people can pass backgroun check as Secert Servuice standards surpass all other law enforcement standards in my opinion. Therefore, Julie had every chance in her training possible to survive such an incident, but I can NOT predict who will get shot or killed.
I pray a lot on ocassion as my health isn't as good as it was before, but for many reasons. I am 53 years old and not a day goes by when I think of the sacrifices we have all made and especially a person like Julie Cross.

I pray that some day, I will meet Julie again and this time we can talk a while longer. I miss you Julie.

If there is anyone that wishes to contact me, please contact me at: www.carmaninvestigtions.com or page me at: (619)601-9250, or www.customscorruption.com

John Carman-Former U.S.Secret Service-U.S.Customs,INS(DOJ),SDPD-POST Certified
Director-Carman Investigations & Security Consultant
California State License P.I. 8686, AFIO, CALI, PICA, SDCIA Member
California Narcotic Officer's Association Life Member(CNOA)
P.O. Box 3811
La Mesa, Ca. 91944
Pager:(619)601-9250
[email protected]
www.CarmanInvestigations.com

John Carman
P.O. Box 3811
La Mesa, Ca. 91944

Retired LEO: John Carman
Former USSS, SDPD, US Customs

January 29, 2007

I grew up with Julie, she was a student in my class. I will always cherish my memories of her. She was a truly wonderful person, and I always admired her tenacious spirit.

Only the Happiness from thoughts and memories of being with her; can outweigh the sorrow in my heart from her loss. Don

Don Trentlage
Friend

August 16, 2006

Although during my 22 year career with the U. S. secret Service, I never had the pleasure of meeting with Julie, I heard many good things about her and her talents to accomplish the many tasks set forth for a Special Agent with the U. S. Secret Service. She will always be remembered for her dedication and devotion to duty often under trying conditions. We still miss you Julie.

Special Agent Bill Baber - Retired
U. S. Secret Service

November 21, 2005

Just wanted to let you know you're not forgotten. Your old partner Les still carries the baton (your old baton) you gave him when you left for the Secret Service.

JC, PO2
San Diego PD

October 4, 2005

Julie, please know that your classmates from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center still keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Most of us were fortunate enough to have long and productive careers in law enforcement, while yours was so tragically and prematurely ended by violence.
Your good humor, intellect, and dedication continue to inspire those you left behind. God Bless You Always

Senior Inspector (ret) Harry A. Layne
U.S. Marshals Service

June 28, 2005

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